Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals with ASD.


Green light for our new school campus in Cairns

  Enrolments are now officially open for the Cairns campus of the Autism Queensland school with classes, Prep to Year 2 commencing at the start of the 2019 school year. Autism Queensland will begin offering the specialist schooling...

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Australia's first National Guideline for the autism diagnostic practices

  Developed and published by Autism CRC with the financial support of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the Guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure individuals on the...

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Creative Futures Nominations are now open!

  Autism Queensland recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals with ASD, parents/carers, professionals, schools, business, community organisations, volunteers and others through our Creative Futures Recognition Awards. In...

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Autism Queensland to explore opening a school in Cairns

  Autism Queensland has provided specialist education services for children on the autism spectrum since the 1960s.  Following a recent survey in which our clients indicated there was a growing need for an autism specific education...

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New Prep Transition Program to run this September holidays

Is your child transitioning to Prep in 2019? Autism Queensland will deliver a five-day group program for children with autism and their parents to prepare for successful transition to Prep this coming school holidays. PREParation Station ...

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Final research to practice seminar scheduled for November

Building Language & Literacy to improve Educational Outcomes for Students on the Spectrum is the final seminar in the 2018 Autism Queensland Research to Practice Seminar series.  The full day event at the Autism Hub in Woolloongabba ...

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Thank you to our Tax Appeal donors

To everyone who donated to the 2018 Tax Appeal ... thank you. Your donations are directed to our services supporting Queenslanders of all ages living with ASD. 

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Blackwater Basilisks to lace on the boots for autism awareness

  The Blackwater Basilisks Rugby Union Club is hosting a day full of Women's and Men's Rugby and children’s entertainment on Saturday 23 June at its Hunter Street club to help raise funds and awareness for Autism...

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Autism Queensland Board announces new Chairman

The Autism Queensland Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Ian Langdon as Board Chairman. Mr Langdon, who is also Chair of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service Board of Directors, was appointed to the...

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Thank you Vuly!

The children who attend our early childhood intervention programs at Sunnybank Hills found a wonderful surprise in their playground when they returned after the school holidays - a new trampoline!  Upon learning  Autism Queensland had ...

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Autism Queensland awarded tenders to deliver three new programs

  Autism Queensland has been awarded tenders to deliver three new programs in the second round of the National and Jurisdictional Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants announced yesterday. A National Readiness grant for...

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2018 Research to Practice - first seminar scheduled for April 30

  Autism Queensland's popular Research to Practice Series returns in 2018 with the first seminar scheduled for April 30 on the Gold Coast, coinciding with the last day of Autism Awareness Month in  Australia. Sensory Processing...

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New service for families in Inverell

New England parents and carers of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will have greater access to therapy, early intervention, training and other specialist ASD support services now speech pathologist Natalie Jones has opened the ...

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Australian Author Promotion - 20% discount this week only

Footprint Books are showing their support for Autism Queensland and local Australian Authors with an exclusive 20% discount on their full range of autism related books and resources PLUS free delivery for all orders placed via the Footprint Books...

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Bookings now open for 2018 workshops

Bookings are now open for Autism Queensland's 2018 Term 1 & 2 Workshops with the first two scheduled for Townsville early next month. The training team will also present in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, North Lakes, Rockhampton,...

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2017 Creative Futures Recognition Awards winners announced

Autism Queensland today announced the winners of the 2017 Creative Futures Recognition Awards, an annual event recognising the contributions of people living with autism as well as the parents, carers, schools and businesses who support...

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We want you to have your say!

Are you an adult on the spectrum? Are you the parent/caregiver of an individual on the spectrum (of any age)? We want you to HAVE YOUR SAY in an online survey. With your assistance by completing the survey, we will gather detailed...

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Open Day & 50th Birthday Celebrations

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Autism Queensland Sunnybank Hills Open Day, Saturday, October 21 from 10am-2pm at 437 Hellawell Rd, Sunnybank Hills. Families are invited to join us for tours of the school at 10.15am and...

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Early Start Denver Model - helping very young children with autism

  Did you know that Autism Queensland is the only autism service provider in Queensland with staff qualified to deliver the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) early intervention? This evidence-based, manualized, intervention is designed to...

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Studio G kicks off in Cairns this week

  Studio G starts in Cairns The high tech games, animation and interactive design program for young people with autism aged 16-24 years commences at the Cairns City Library on Tuesday, 11 July. The program, which has enjoyed great ...

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Students with autism should have access to a range of schooling options

  As autism is a ‘spectrum disorder’, Autism Queensland believes that a range of schooling options should be available to students with autism and that no one option or model will suit the needs of every student with...

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AQ Rockhampton unveils new facilities

  A $220,000 grant from The John Villiers Trust has enabled an extension of Autism Queensland Rockhampton at Koongal with two purpose-built therapy rooms and additional office space. The new facilities were formally unveiled on Thursday,...

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Autism research explained at three-part Research to Practice seminar series

  Australian autism research will be in the spotlight at a three part series to be hosted in Brisbane from May 2017.  Presented by Autism Queensland in collaboration with The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism ...

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Wet weather updates

Autism Queensland has advised of the following closures: Mackay & Gladstone centres School campuses at Sunnybank Hills & Brighton. Will remain closed and reopen for the start of Term 2. Skeleton staff only at Sunnybank Hills &...

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Autism Queensland & Aspect to remain separate entities

  In 2016 Autism Queensland and Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) formed a strategic alliance to explore the possibility of amalgamation.  After an extensive due diligence process, the identification of certain governance and...

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Will you Go Blue for Autism in 2017?

  April is Autism Awareness Month and Autism Queensland is preparing once again for its annual Go Blue for Autism campaign to raise funds and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a lifelong developmental disability that affects one...

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World Autism Awareness Day

Message from the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone ...

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Teen Tech Shed up and running in Brisbane

Autism Queensland's after-school version of its popular Studio G program for younger participants is now available in Brisbane for 12-15 year olds with autism. The model is a combination of the current Studio G program, but with a less...

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Autism Queensland Cairns receives $9000 grant from SUEZ

  Autism Queensland Cairns has received a $9,000 grant from waste and water management company SUEZ to improve playground facilities for local children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism Queensland Cairns Team Leader, Tanya...

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Autism Queensland receives USD$23,500 grant from the UPS Foundation

Autism Queensland has received an USD$23,500 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant will be used for the Studio G Program for young people with...

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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 ...

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Medicare Rebates for Allied Health Assessments & Therapy Services

Autism Queensland's allied health assessment and therapy services are eligible for Medicare and private health insurance rebates companies when you have a referral from an appropriate medical professional.  The following services* ...

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Video game design improving education, employment for students with autism

Seeing the struggles her autistic son faced in mainstream classrooms has inspired a Brisbane researcher to develop assistive technology that can be used by all students regardless of their learning ability. Queensland University of Technology PhD ...

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Launch of Australia's first Autism Biobank

The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Health, will officially launch Australia’s first Autism Biobank, pioneered by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC), at Wesley Medical Research on Monday, 21 March at...

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