Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders  

What's New

pdf  Mission and Activities Statement - September 2008

pdf  Board Charter updated September 2008

August 2009 meeting communique

A communiqué from the Advisory Board's August 2009 meeting is now available for download.

3 October 2007: National Call to Action

The Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders welcomes today’s announcements by both the Federal Government and the Opposition. The Advisory Board has released a National Call to Action which clearly outlines the issues facing people with an autism spectrum disorder, their families and the consequent impact on the community at large.

National Call to Action (98kb)

Media release (58kb)

The Prevalence of Autism in Australia: Can it be established from existing data?

Visit the Research page to view the prevalence report and media release from March 2007.

What we do

The Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders is the national peak body representing people who have an autism spectrum disorder, their families, carers and helpers. Through its members, the Advisory Board represents over 12,000 people who live with an autism spectrum disorder and who are members of, or who obtain services from, the Advisory Board’s member organisations. There are many more people who have an autism spectrum disorder (often accompanying other conditions) but whose needs are met either privately or through other disability programs.

The focus of the Advisory Board is working with governments to develop appropriate policies for people who have an autism spectrum condition, their families and carers, disseminating information about ASDs and working with the Australian ASD community to build skills.

Who we are

Chairperson

Adrian Ford (Aspect)

Deputy Chairperson

Mick Clark (Autism Tasmania)

Treasurer

Jon Martin (Autism SA)

Secretary

Penny Beeston (Autism Queensland)

Directors

Joan McKenna Kerr (Autism Association of WA)

Val Spence (Autism Victoria)

Alison Bird (Autism NT)

Bob Buckley (Autism Asperger ACT)

Updates


APAC 2011

Information on autism spectrum disorders is available from the websites of the Advisory Board's member organisations: