For the early years
A collection of resources for families and caregivers of young children who may be diagnosed with autism (or showing early signs), and the professionals who support them.
Resources produced by OTARC researchers
Autism: What Next?
A clear, concise and comprehensive website with step-by-step information for each stage of the autism journey, including road to diagnosis, early intervention, NDIS & funding and choosing a school.
Early Days Workshops – for parents and carers
This is a national program for parents who suspect their child is exhibiting signs of autism, have concerns about their child's development or have a diagnosis of autism.
Parents, grandparents and carers of young children aged 0-6 years are welcome to participate in the Early Days program. Workshops and webinars are free to attend and held in each state and territory.
Raising Children Network – parent guide to therapies
OTARC researchers contributed content to this Federal Government-supported parenting website. This section guides parents through the process of choosing the most appropriate therapies for their children.
Child and parent disability services
This page provides links to a range of child and parent disability services, resources and support organisations.
Help is in your Hands website – intervention at home
This free website contains 16 video modules to help parents add simple intervention practices to their everyday routines at home. Based on the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), developed by Sally Rogers and Geraldine Dawson, these videos demonstrate simple but effective strategies that parents can use in their daily care of children.
Free Online Course – for parents and carers
Aimed at parents, family members and support people, this comprehensive self-paced free online course, has resources and activities designed to be completed over six weeks. It was created by Swinburne University and launched in 2015.
Support groups for carers - Victoria
A list of support groups in Victoria for carers maintained by Amaze.
Providing current, relevant and evidence informed information through workshops and online resources.
Early intervention options
Autism Awareness Australia outlines the types of interventions available and provides brief reviews of the main evidence-based kinds