Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals on the autism spectrum.


Bookings for 2021 Workshops and Webinars are open

  Bookings are now open for Autism Queensland's 2021 autism-specific workshops with the first scheduled for 10 February.  Popular topics including Understanding Individuals on the Autism Spectrum, Practical Strategies for Teacher ...

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COVID-19 Update

To our Valued Clients, Families and Guardians, As you will be aware the Qld Premier and Chief Health Officer have provided direction overnight that Greater Brisbane will go into lockdown for three days, while contact tracers...

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Season’s Greetings from Autism Queensland

  Well, what a year it’s been… however, despite all the challenges, we sincerely hope you and your families are approaching this festive season with joy. For some time now AQ has been involved in research projects and pilot...

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2020 Creative Futures Recognition Awards

Autism Queensland has announced the winners of the 2020 Creative Futures Recognition Awards, an annual event that recognises the contributions of people living with autism. The Governor of Queensland and Autism Queensland Patron, the Hon Paul ...

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Australian Autism Alliance Statement

  As a member of the Australian Autism Alliance, Autism Queensland is sharing the following statement issued by the Alliance about the proposed introduction of mandatory NDIA determined assessments in the NDIS.  Consistent with a...

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Stage two underway on AQ School Sunnybank redevelopment

  The start of works on the second stage of a $2.5 million redevelopment of the AQ School at Sunnybank Hills was celebrated today at a sod-turning ceremony on the site.  The school is Queensland’s oldest...

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Nominations for 2020 Creative Futures Recognition Awards now open

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AQ to partner in telehealth project

  Helping people on the autism spectrum and their families stay connected with essential services via the delivery of telehealth is the aim of an Advance Queensland Fellowship awarded to Associate Professor David Trembath...

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New online platform helping young people on the autism spectrum

myWAY Employability, a new smart web platform for young people on the autism spectrum, was launched on 6 August by Jackie Coates, Head of Telstra Foundation. According to ABS 2018 data, more than one-third of people on the autism spectrum...

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Coronavirus Update

  Please find following an update and overview of COVID-19 screening procedures and safety measures for all Autism Queensland sites and services. Mandatory temperature screening Following the latest concerns of a new round of outbreaks...

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Autism CRC launches online platform to support inclusive classrooms

Autism Queensland has welcomed the launch of inclusionED, a new online professional learning community for Australian educators, as a vital step to creating inclusive classrooms for all learners, including those with learning difficulties or...

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If you are currently accessing a service/program, our teams will have been in touch to provide updates on that service, however for quick reference, and people looking at starting to access Autism Queensland, following is a snapshot of changes...

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Autism Queensland moves some services to remote delivery

As the spread of COVID-19 has disrupted people’s lives and services around Australia, Autism Queensland is providing consistency and routine for people on the autism spectrum for whom change can be challenging.  Autism...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Autism Queensland continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and updates to the Australian community coming from the Federal and Queensland Government. At this stage, our services continue to operate as normal, with the...

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Parent/carer workshop to help children cope with the new school year

Autism Queensland's first scheduled workshop for 2020 will focus on helping children on the autism spectrum cope with the new school year.  "Supporting Your Child to have a Successful Start to the School Year" is a...

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‘Yes – I want to work on this’: pictures giving people with autism a voice

  Autism Queensland researchers, in collaboration with the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC), have teamed up with students from the Studio G creative design program for young people on the autism spectrum...

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2019 Creative Futures Recognition Award winners announced

The Autism Queensland’s 2019 Creative Futures Recognition Awards were presented today by the Governor of Queensland and Autism Queensland Patron, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC. The Awards are presented annually to...

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We want your input for TravelTRAINing

Autism Queensland is seeking input from individuals, parents/carers and support workers for the Travel TRAINing program. This is a 10-week program for individuals aged 15 years and up who interested in learning more about train travel or who...

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Popular program helps girls 'rule the internet'

  Online safety, bullying, dealing with trolls and finding your YouTube personality are some topics that will be covered in a popular school holiday program for girls on the autism spectrum aged 13-17 years. Autism Queensland’s The...

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Help us build an Autism Queensland for the future

  Autism Queensland has launched a 'bricks and mortar' campaign to raise funds for planned redevelopments and expansions of the organisation's facilities throughout Queensland.  The largest of these projects is the...

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Autism Queensland secures funding in latest round of NDIS ILC grants

  Autism Queensland has secured funding for a project that aims to help Australian businesses become more aware of the benefits of employing and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum. The Minister for the National Disability...

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Dedicated Dad to tackle 100km HerberTONNE trail in August

              Clifton Beach father Leigh Johns says the thought of tackling the epic 100km HerberTONNE trail in August is ‘terrifying but it’s nothing compared to what my boy...

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New goal setting tool for adolescents and adults

Autism Queensland's new goal setting tool for adolescents and adults is now available for pre-sale. The Adolescent/Adult Goal Setting Tool (AAGST) has been designed to enable people on the autism spectrum and other neurodivergent...

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Studio G games, animation and design program coming to Gold Coast

Autism Queensland is bringing its popular Studio G games, animation and creative design program for young people on the autism spectrum to the Gold Coast in July 2019. Studio G is a 10-week term-based interactive workshop that supports young...

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‘Blue Haired Girl’ to raise awareness of autism in girls

Noosa singer/songwriter, model, actor and artist Emma Bridget Tomlinson has lent her considerable talent to Autism Queensland’s annual “Go Blue for Autism” campaign in an effort raise awareness of the different challenges facing...

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World Autism Awareness Day Movie Premiere Event

Please join Autism Queensland & AEIOU Foundation on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, for a special movie night event at the Palace Barracks Cinemas, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City. The event will feature the world premiere of the...

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Autism Queensland welcomes new CEO Pam Macrossan

Pam Macrossan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Autism Queensland following the retirement of Rod Cameron who has led the organisation since 2015. Pam has held senior roles at Autism Queensland since January 2015, when...

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Autism Queensland Cairns school opens doors to first students

Autism Queensland will welcome its first Cairns school students on Tuesday when it opens the doors to its new autism-specific school in the Education and Therapy Centre at Edmonton for the start of the school year. The students, in Prep to...

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Bookings now open for 2019 Workshops

  Autism Queensland's 2019 workshop schedule is now live, with the first sessions commencing mid-February!  Our professional learning and development facilitators present a variety of workshops across...

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Autism Queensland receives $1.3 million for Sunnybank school refurbishment

  Queensland’s first ever autism-specific school, which opened at Sunnybank Hills in 1977, is set for a $1.3 million refurbishment thanks to funding from the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority, State Capital...

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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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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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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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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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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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