Resources about Autism

OTARC strives to develop and evaluate innovative approaches that enrich the lives of autistic people.

We achieve this through engaging with stakeholders in research development, knowledge transfer and implementation of research findings. This collection of resources related to autism covers life stages from infancy to adulthood. It includes both OTARC-developed resources and those created by other organisations.

Early Years

Early Years

For families and caregivers of young children who may be diagnosed with autism and the professionals who support them.

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Primary school

Primary school

For families and caregivers of school-aged children who may be diagnosed with autism and the professionals who support them.

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High school and teenagers

High school and teenagers

For autistic youth, their families and caregivers, and the professionals who support them.

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Adults

Adults

For autistic adults, their families and caregivers, and professionals who support them.

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Researchers

Researchers

See our policy submissions, reports, online presentations, and publications.

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Ask a researcher

Ask a researcher

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New! Autism Connect

Autism Connect is a free, national autism helpline, providing independent and expert information over phone, email and webchat.

It supports autistic people, their families and carers, health professionals, researchers, teachers, employers and the broader community.

Autism Connect advisors offer expert advice in many areas, including:

  • exploring autism and autistic identity
  • assessment and diagnosis support
  • school and education
  • the NDIS
  • transition to employment
  • behaviour and communication strategies
  • referrals to services peer support connections
  • finding autism-friendly places and events
  • making environments accessible

List of autism organisations in Australia

Amaze is the Victorian peak body for autism. They maintain a list of autism organisations nationwide, as well as links to autistic-led organisations and other organisations ranging from disability advocacy to health and specific therapies.

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