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.
WHO WE ARE
Pam Macrossan, Autism Queensland
Treasurer and Company Secretary
Jacqui Borland, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
Joan McKenna Kerr, Autism Association of WA
Prof Cheryl Dissanayake, La Trobe University, VIC
Donna Blanchard, Autism Tasmania
Jim Mullan, Amaze, VIC
Information on autism is available from the websites of the Advisory Board's member organisations: