Resources and Information
Adolescent/Adult Goal Setting Tool (AAGST)
The Adolescent/Adult Goal Setting Tool (AAGST) has been designed to enable neurodivergent people including those on the autism spectrum to actively engage in person-centred planning processes.
The Family Goal Setting Tool (FGST)
For therapists, teachers, social workers and other specialists working with families with young children, the FGST is a card sort to scaffold the identification, communication and prioritisation of each families goals. It encompasses child-focussed goals and the family need for information, support and the opportunity for active participation in the community.
ASD Online Transition Resource Package
The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Online Transition Resource Package provides a one-stop shop of 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.
Family Support & Social Groups
A useful list of individual local family and social support groups for Carers, families of children and adults with autism.
What is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a spectrum condition which means that while all people with a diagnosis share certain difficulties, they can present in a variety of ways and to varying extents. ASD results from biological or neurological differences in the brain. And while the cause of ASD is unknown, research suggests there may be a genetic basis in many instances, although not all.
Early Years Connect
Autism Queensland continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and updates to the Australian community coming from the Federal and Queensland Government.
Australian Websites and Resources
A useful list of Australian websites offering support, resources and information to carers, families of children, and adults with autism.
Australian Autism Organisations
A list of Australian autism organisations and their websites.
What I Wish I Knew – Short Documentary
‘What I Wish I Knew’, shares the stories of five Brisbane families as they discuss what they wish they knew about autism in the early days, or what they wish people knew now. It also shares insights from Associate Professor David Trembath & Dr Jill Ashburner, who specialise in the fields of autism and research.