Welcome to Autism Connect, bringing together professionals, caregivers and parents of autistic individuals. Here you will find the latest event happenings and information pertaining to Autism Spectrum Disorder. We understand that families affected by autism face challenges every day; Autism Connect makes sure you don't have to face these challenges alone. We provide a safe community allowing families to lean on one another for support, while bridging the gap between parents and professionals to improve the lives of children with autism and their families.

Upcoming Events

SA Autism Handwriting without Tears

Handwriting Without TearsĀ® uses fun and engaging instructional methods to enable children to master handwriting as an automatic and comfortable skill. Children are introduced to handwriting at their current developmental level and multisensory teaching is used to incorporate all the senses in a f...
World Autism Awareness Day Light It Up Blue

Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about...
World Autism Awareness Day Light It Up Blue

Come along and have the chance to access Luna Park exclusively for 2 hours and for the great price of $10!There will music, exhibitors and lots of fun activities. There will also be a dove release to mark the occasion.Luna Park is close to St. Kilda Beach, Acland and Fitzroy Streets as well as th...

News

Study uncovers why autism is more common in males

Males are at greater risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder, than females, but the underlying reasons have been unclear. A large cohort study provides compelling evidence in support of the 'female protective model,' which proposes that females require more extreme...

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PECS

What is The Pyramid Approach to Education? The Pyramid Approach to Education is a unique model of teaching that establishes effective learning environments for individuals with developmental disabilities and/or learning impairments. Designed by Dr. Andrew Bondy, and based on the principles of ...

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It is a long and rocky road

My son was first diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of eight, after five long years of wondering why he was different, why he was not the same as his friends. His diagnosis came as a huge relief and I thought it would get us the help we so desperately needed. But, oh boy was I wrong, it ...

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