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We’re just weeks away from the Winter edition of our digital #newsletter ‘a different brilliant’. Get our selection of news, events or blogs delivered straight into your mailbox �wwww.autismspectrum.org.au/about-aspect/n…6
#NAIDOC week is a important part of Aspect's Reconciliation Action Plan. We're excited to be attending a Welcome to Country & bush tucker lunch this week at our main office, and a First Nations iconography art lesson in the first week back term 3 - for schools & services🖤💛q9
Our autism friendly team asked feedback from visitors & volunteers during a sensory friendly #EarlyBirds event at @austmus. Read how special events & accommodations make a difference for those living w/ a #HiddenDisability autismspectrum.org.au/blog/early-bir… @sunflwrlanyards @AspectPractice
"My community makes me proud to be #Autistic every day. June 18th marks #AutisticPrideDay. To celebrate I have gathered some of the words from my #ActuallyAutistic peers" - Rebecca Street, Sunflower in Syndey Amabassador. autismspectrum.org.au/blog/autistic-… @sunflwrlanyards @AspectPractice
Today is #AutisticPrideDay. We asked Layla, Santino and Atticus what makes them proud of being Autistic. Here’s what they said... 😍d
POWERHOUSE LATE X VIVID IDEAS: QUEER SYDNEY Thursday 16 June, 5–9pm. Free. This is a Sunflower friendly event @AutismSpectAust @VividSydney Curated by Johnny Allen. Featuring bit.ly/3ObdTYH 📸 William Yangx
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Congratulations Prof Cheryl Dissanayake AM @OlgaTennison. Wonderful to see your hard work and leadership recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. An inspiration to aspiring women leaders and strong ally of the Autistic and autism communities. smh.com.au/national/it-s-… #autism
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A new study by @UNSW observed autism is the top risk factor for bullying exposure, among all neurodevelopmental disorders. One potential reason is impaired communication skills – which causes peer rejection and difficulties in establishing friendships. bit.ly/3aEpTn3
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After a 3-month training, a small group of students and staff from Aspect Riverina School challenged themselves to complete an extreme version of the Walk for autism and conquer 🗻 Mt Bogong,#Victoriaa’s highest peak! Amazing efforts! 👇autismspectrum.org.au/news/extreme-w…r#educationo#trekeZT
We're excited to be piloting a new after-school program in select areas of #NSW for Y10 and Y12 students planning to leave school next year and wishing to develop their social and communication skills, #community access, life skills & independence. autismspectrum.org.au/how-can-we-hel… #NDIS
If any of the content discussed at the hearing this week, raises concerns, please remember that the Disability Royal Commission has free counselling and support services available: disability.royalcommission.gov.au/counselling-an…
The Disability Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Canberra this week to hear about the experiences of children and young people with a disability across different school settings. disability.royalcommission.gov.au/rounds/public-…
.@AmazeAutismAU have launched a Disability Royal Commission Autism Hub 💻 Visit the hub to learn what the Commission is hearing, finding and recommending on autism; also available are resources and to help you engage with the Commission. Visit the hub �bit.ly/3NAzSbixLi
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Meet Leo 😊 Early diagnosis helped him and his family on the road to early childhood support, therapy and new possibilities.autismspectrum.org.au/get-involved/d…JL
Tonight I was announced as Labor’s first ever dedicated Minister for the NDIS. I will also be Minister for Government Services. It is my great honour to serve people with disability, to defend the NDIS and oversee the Robodebt Royal Commission. Now the hard work begins.
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#NationalSorryDay today commemorates the anniversary of the report and remembrance of the grief, suffering and injustice experienced by the #StolenGenerations. It is a chance to come together, remember and support each other on this journey of healing humanrights.gov.au/our-work/bring…
Aspect is proud to be working with @Stockland Shopping Centres to help create #sensory maps to assist their customers and create a more inclusive visitor experience. #inclusion #autism #AutismFriendly autismspectrum.org.au/news/stockland…
Wonderful to have Emma and Matt from @AutismSpectAust Autism Friendly visit our campus again today to do an assessment. Looking forward to making the School of Art & Design (@UNSWADA) one of the first Autism Friendly university campuses in the country.
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Thanks @CLCsAustralia for having us today alongside @cancommunitylaw to discuss how social scripts can play a critical role to support #Autistic people to access #legal services and processes! �#webinarr#inclusionn@AspectPracticeem
Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! #GAAD’s aim is to raise awareness about digital access & inclusion. #AITCAP2022 is a #GAAD registered event. Day 2 starts now! Join us or watch later, register here aitcap.getaboutable.com/aitcap-2022/pr… @SensitiveTravel @TravengersA @AutismSpectAust
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In the lead up to the #FederalElection 2022, @IndSchoolsAus has put together a comparison of the #education policies of the three major political parties. isa.edu.au/media-events/f…
S3 Ep8 Ahead of National Reconciliation Week @orionkelly speaks w/ Adam Howie & Emma Dresens @PosPartnerships about the need for culturally appropriate resources, awareness & services for Autistic First Nations People. Listen on your fav #podcast app or autismspectrum.org.au/about-autism/p…
A stong submission by @AutismSpectAust shared with us encouraged us to remember intersectionality, why awareness matters and their declaration of "Acceptance Saves Lives!"- An important message. LGBTQIA+ people on the spectrum you are seen, you are valued! #IDAHOBITParadeAU (2/2)
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#IDAHOBIT is an important day for many people in our #Autistic community, as more Autistic adults identify w/ the LGBTQIA+ community than the general population. For autism-specific resources visit our LGBTQIA+ page: autismspectrum.org.au/about-aspect/d…
“ A choice of educational style, be it a special school or an integrated-mainstream one, is vital for children who differ in a plethora of intellectual and/or physical ways” smh.com.au/national/child… #education #SpecialEducation #school #opportunities
S3 Ep7 Prof. @Adam_Guastella, Researcher Lorna Hankin @Sydney_Uni and Stephanie Soans (Aspect Employment Services) discuss #autism disclosure, accommodations in the #workplace as well as mentoring, interviews, office etiquette and more w/ @orionkelly player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=989…
Calling all #SpeechPathology & #OccupationalTherapy students/ graduates interested in a work environment that gradually ease you into a realistic caseload & offers careers opportunities! #OTjobs #SLPeeps #slp2b #SLT #OT autismspectrum.org.au/working-with-a… @SpeechPathAus @otaust
National Director of Aspect #Education, Maryanne Gosling talks w/ @orionkelly about Aspect’s approach to education, the need for #inclusive environments & the future of #learning for children on the #autism spectrum. A different brilliant #podcast ep.6 > player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=982…
Are you a student or graduate in #SpeechPathology or #OccupationalTherapy? Join us for a special evening w/ Aspect Therapy! Learn about the #career journey of Aspect #OTs and #speechies - induction, work environment, professional development opportunities autismspectrum.org.au/working-with-a…
Emma Stanbury, midfielder @aleaguewomen @AdelaideUnited FC & Amy Gruskin, Aspect Occupational Therapist, discuss w/ @orionkelly the physical, mental and social benefits of #sports & exercise and the need for more #inclusivity in #team sports player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=982… #autism #OT
Feeling blessed to be working with so many amazing people on the autism spectrum and their families! #blessings #adifferentbrilliant ❤️
Sunflowers in Sydney ambassadors Rebecca Street and Michael Ward are the guests of this week's episode of A different brilliant #podcast with @orionkelly. Listen, subscribe, share on your favourite podcast app or player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=981… #hiddendisabilities #autism #neurodiversity
Neurodiverse? Looking for a #job? @XceptionalTech have a number of new roles available and not just in tech. Roles from administration, tech support to software engineering. Check out latest vacancies: xceptional.io/current-vacanc…
Why are Autistic people more likely to experience a mental health episode than neurotypicals? Join us as @orionkelly and Aspect #Psychologist Caitlin Jeremy explore the topic of #mentalhealth and #autism in our latest #podcast. Listen, subscribe, share�player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=981…mv
Woo hoo. Congratulations A/Prof @DrJBarbaro on your @arcap_aus Research To Practice award at @AutismSpectAust awards. @OlgaTennison Here's the link to the paper that's the end point of Josie's research to date. jamanetwork.com/journals/jaman…
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Aspect CEO Jacqui Borland is closing the 2022 Aspect Recognition Awards ceremony, highlighting the incredible diversity of nominees that was celebrated and recognised tonight! #2022AspectAwards
Ella Azura Pardy – an #Autistic #athlete who has represented Australia numerous times, including in the recent Tokyo #Paralympics. Ella specialises in long jump and the 100m and 200m sprints. Ella aspires to become an ambassador for people with disabilities.
Last but not least, A different brilliant (Adult) award is next! #AspectAwards2022
Summer also has their own registered business 'Autistic Perspectives', offering workshops that educates from an #autistic student perspective. #AspectAwards2022
Time for the @arcap_aus Research Award which recognises research that translates into respectful, effective #autism practices and directly supports #Autistic people and their families and carers. #AspectAwards2022
Halfway through the ceremony with a live musical performance by Max Laidlaw, from his album 'Memories'. #AspectAwards2022
Follow the 2022 Aspect Recognition #Awards ceremony LIVE on Facebook, this Thursday (7pm #Sydney time). Join us as we celebrate the incredible achievements of our diverse, creative & resilient #autism #community! facebook.com/AutismSpectrum… #adifferentbrilliant #AspectAwards2022.
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The recipient of the 2022 Parent/Carer award is Elise Blondin-Andreacchio #AspectAwards2022 #LifeOnTheAutismSpectrum
MC of #AspectAwards2022 John Doyle is now moving on to the Autism Friendly Achievement award, which recognises the efforts of an individual or organisation to make the world a more #autismfriendly place
Annie Lane, founder of Whole Self Independent Life Learning, a support service to help Autistic teens in crisis, received the 'Autism Community Award'. #AspectAwards2022 #LifeOnTheAutismSpectrum
Next is the popular Autism Community Award, with 7 nominees this year #AspectAwards2022
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