Autism Queensland provides a comprehensive range of services to provide support and assistance to family members and others who care for individuals with autism. Following are some of the ways in which we can provide assistance.
Autism Advisor Program
The Autism Advisor Program is a component of the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package funded by the Department of Social Services. The service is available to parents of children aged up to 6 years with a diagnosis of autism who are Australian or have Australian permanent residency status. The Autism Association in every state and territory is funded to provide an Autism Advisor Program in both urban and regional areas. The Autism Advisor Program in Queensland is based at Autism Queensland and operates as a state-wide program with Advisors based at Sunnybank Hills and Brighton in Brisbane as well as in Rockhampton and Cairns. Read more ►
Comprehensive diagnostic assessments for ASD in children/adolescents/adults are available at the Sunnybank Hills & Brighton Centres. These assessments are an integral part of the diagnostic process. Read more ►
Early Intervention Indigenous Liaison Officer Program
A national project hosted by Autism Queensland that aims to raise awareness of ASD in indigenous communities. It is funded by Department of Social Services as part of the HCWA program. Read more ►
Family Support Services
Support for families, friends and carers through advocacy, referral, liaison, information and general support. Read more ►
Family Support Groups
Independent support groups are run throughout Queensland and offer support to individuals with ASD and their families. Read more ►
Online Transition Resource Package
Information and resources for teachers, parents and carers to assist children with autism to make a smooth transition from early childhood learning into all Queensland schools. Read more ►
Available in Brisbane and Cairns. Read more ►
School Holiday Programs
Autism Queensland provides a range of services for children of various ages to access over the school holidays. Read more ►
SEQ Host Provider Service
A service to children and adults diagnosed with ASD living in South East Queensland as part of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Your Life Your Choice (YLYC) Self-Directed Support Initiative. Read more ►
Therapy and Education Support Services
- Speech & Language Pathology
- Occupational Therapy
- Education Support
Our expert staff with experience in ASD can provide assessment and intervention in areas including: communication, behaviour support, sensory processing, motor skills, play skills and more. These services are available through all Autism Queensland centres and statewide as individual face-to-face sessions at all our centres or via webconferencing, in your home, at early childhood settings, schools and other community settings. Group programs are also available. Please contact your nearest centre for more details. For other areas of Queensland please email.
Professional Development and Parent Education (workshops)
Autism Queensland's professional learning workshops are delivered around Queensland and are available to parents and other families members who are supporting individuals with ASD. Please click here to see the current schedule.
We also deliver Early Days Workshops on behalf of the Department of Social Services for parents of young children on the spectrum or who are going through the assessment and diagnosis process. Click here to see the current schedule.
For more information about our services for families please contact:
P. 07 3273 0000