Autism Queensland is a community based organisation dedicated to creating a life of participation, opportunity and choice for people living with ASD.

ASPECT & AUTISM QUEENSLAND ARE EXPLORING AMALGAMATION

1st August, 2016


Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and Autism Queensland have formed a strategic alliance to explore amalgamation commencing with a due diligence process over the coming months. 

Aspect is Australia’s largest national autism-specific service provider for people of all ages on the autism spectrum. Autism Queensland is the largest provider of autism-specific services in Queensland and the third largest in Australia.

The two organisations have been working alongside each other for 50 years. Uniquely both provide disability and education services to people on the spectrum.

With the opportunities that are now opening up with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) where disability funding goes directly to consumers, Aspect and Autism Queensland believe that working together could improve the sustainability of services and supports for people on the spectrum. An amalgamation would enable the organisations to operate more effectively and efficiently in the newly competitive market for people with a disability and further strengthen their capacity to provide autism-specific specialist services and supports to consumers.

Facts about autism:

  • Around one in 100 Australians are on the autism spectrum, that’s as many as 240,000 people
  • Autism is characterised by differences in communication style, social interaction and a preference for restricted or repetitive behaviours and interests.

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Adrienne Costin, Autism Queensland
T: (07) 3273 0070 I M: 0448 139137 I E: adrienne.costin@autismqld.com.au

Michelle Feros, ASPECT
T: (02) 8977 8378  M: 0409 467 810   E: mferos@autismspectrum.org.au