What is Autism?

Start here with a short video and links to more information

What Causes Autism?

A plain language summary of the evidence

How is Autism Diagnosed?

A summary of the steps involved plus information on what to do if you’re worried your child may have Autism.

Where to find your local government-funded diagnostic service

Explaining Autism to Other Children, Parents and Teachers

This short video aimed at school-aged children explains the strengths and differences of children with Autism.

Funding and Therapy

Medicare Benefits for Autism Spectrum Disorder

A factsheet on the various Medicare benefits

Parent Guide to Therapies

Short summaries of the cost and evidence for different interventions.

Finding the Right Therapy Approach for Your Child – Videos

Behaviour

Understanding and Managing Behaviour

School

Positive Partnerships for School-aged Children

A program to help schools support children with Autism

Sleep

Managing Difficulties with Sleep

An overview of why sleep problems occur in children with Autism and how to manage them.

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