News & Updates

The latest news and updates from Asperger Services Australia

The Asperger Centre will close in May 2019!

We wish to advise all our subscribers, supporters, volunteers and friends that the Asperger Centre at Virginia will be closed from Friday 17 May 2019. This decision was a difficult one for the Board of Directors but a necessary one.  The decision recognises that the...

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Neurodiversity & Employment Symposium

Specialisterne Australia We are looking forward to speaking at the upcoming Neurodiversity and Employment Symposium in Brisbane in May. The event aims to raise awareness of the positive impact and competitive advantage that comes from hiring a neurodiverse workforce....

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Aim High for Autism: Let Me Shine at Abbey Road

A short documentary highlighting the challenges faced by young people with severe autism and their families – and the amazing things they can achieve given the right support. We hope that this film will help more people to understand what autism is, and demonstrate...

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NDIS Independent Assessment Pilot

The NDIA has launched a pilot which will use independent health professionals with experience in disability to undertake functional assessments, so that participants are able to access and use appropriate supports through the NDIS. Formed as part of the improvements...

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Improved NDIS Mental Health Support

People with severe and persistent mental health issues will have improved access and support in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Federal Government has announced today. Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant...

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I See You – For Carers

❤️ I See You ❤️ I see you running your child to therapy when your friends are running their kids to parties and sports I see you slipping out of the conversation when your friends are all chiming in about milestones and school grades. I see you constantly juggling...

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Working for Change

Call for more employers to recognise roles those with Asperger's can play. This story is bout one of our adults who regularly attends our Adult Support Group. Thank you for sharing your story  

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