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Autism Awareness Australia

Founded in 2007, Autism Awareness Australia is a not-for-profit autism education and awareness organisation.

Impacting a person’s ability to communicate and to develop social relationships, autism affects one in every 100, making it the most common developmental disorder in Australia today. Yet despite the prolificness of the condition, it remains both misunderstood, under-resourced, and severely underfunded.

As the country’s leading voice for the community, Autism Awareness Australia aims to improve the lives of all Australians on the autism spectrum and the families who care for them. Knowing that families are the best advocates for their children, Autism Awareness Australia empowers them with quality information and support, including targeted educational programs. They also campaign for earlier diagnosis and access to effective early interventions. All of this alongside their ongoing push to de-mystify and bring awareness to the abilities and challenges faced by the autism spectrum community.

Autism Awareness’s campaigns and events have reached millions of Australians. They have delivered the majority of the programs free of charge across the country, including in rural and regional communities.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Autism Awareness Australia.

Last reviewed: July 2018

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