AUSTRALIAN ADVISORY BOARD ON AUTISM
The Australian Advisory Board on Autism is the national peak body representing people with autism, their families, carers and helpers. Through its members, the Advisory Board represents over 12,000 people on the autism spectrum and who are members of, or who obtain services from, the Advisory Board’s member organisations. There are many more people who are on the autism spectrum (often accompanying other conditions) but whose needs are met either privately or through other disability programs.
WHAT WE DO
The focus of the Advisory Board is working with governments to develop appropriate policies for people with autism, their families and carers, disseminating information about autism and working with the Australian autism community to build skills.
AUSTRALIA PACIFIC AUTISM CONFERENCE
Singapore 2019 - The conference theme is "Thriving with Autism". It reflects our aspiration towards achieving quality of life for all individuals with autism and their families.
AUSTRALIAN AUTISM ALLIANCE
The Australian Autism Alliance was established in 2016 and is one strong voice for autism.
The Australian Advisory Board on Autism is the backbone organisation for the Australian Autism Alliance providing governance and financial support.
WHO WE ARE
Joan McKenna Kerr, Autism Association of WA
Jenny Karavolos, Autism SA
Treasurer and Company Secretary
Pam Macrossan, Autism QLD
Jacqui Borland, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
Terry Burke, Autism TAS
Prof Cheryl Dissanayake, La Trobe University
Prof Jacqui Roberts, Griffith University
Fiona Sharkie, Amaze, VIC
Information on autism is available from the websites of the Advisory Board's member organisations: