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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.

 
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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.

 

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Constitution and Charter of the Australian Advisory Board on Autism

INFORMATION AND SUBMISSIONS

The Australian Advisory Board on Autism generates position papers on issues of key importance affecting the autism community.

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

Chairperson

Joan McKenna Kerr, Autism Association of WA

Deputy Chairperson

Fiona Sharkie, Amaze, VIC 

Treasurer and Company Secretary

Terry Burke, Autism TAS

Directors

Pam Macrossan, Autism QLD

Jenny Karavolos, Autism SA 

Adrian Ford, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

Prof Jacqui Roberts, Griffith University

Prof Cheryl Dissanayake, La Trobe University

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

Autism Queensland

Autism SA

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

Amaze

Autism Tasmania

Autism Association of WA

 

CONTACT THE AUSTRALIAN ADVISORY BOARD ON AUTISM