Autism Awareness is Australia’s leading voice for autism.
Our goal is simple: to improve the lives of all Australians on the autism spectrum and the families who love them.
We empower parents and carers with quality information and resources. We provide targeted educational programs to families, professionals and the broader community. We support inclusion for people on the autism spectrum… and we have some fun along the way too.
Our campaigns and events have reached millions of Australians. We are proud to have delivered the majority of our programs free of charge across the country, including rural and regional communities.
Our mission is to spark positive change by increasing education and understanding of autism in Australia. We hope our efforts will lead to earlier diagnosis, access to effective interventions and more meaningful supports to help people on the spectrum reach their full potential.
Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy, Jason Steger & guests discuss Mark Haddons classic 2003 novel, "The curious Incident of the dog in the night-time. Itl is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.
Director Marianne Elliott and playwright Simon Stephens discuss adapting Mark Haddon's best-selling novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" to create a powerful stage production that The New York Times calls "one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway." They are joined by Broadway newcomer Alex Sharp, who plays the lead role of a 15-year-old, special needs child," giving an unforgettable performance that requires him to be on stage virtually every moment of this compelling play.
"'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' is not a novel about disability, but a novel about difference", Mark Haddon.
Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4) formed in response to growing demands from people with an autism spectrum condition and their families who wanted more direct involvement in raising the profile of autism-related issues with decision-makers, government and through the media. A4's advocacy gives voice at national level for individuals and groups involved with autism/ASD across Australia.