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Useful Websites

Amparo Advocacy

A non-profit community organisation which provides individual and systemic advocacy on behalf of people from a non-English speaking background who have a disability. AMPARO advocates for vulnerable people living in the Brisbane area, for whom language and/or cultural differences make it difficult to understand and negotiate systems and services.

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Autism Apps

A website for parents, teachers and individuals seeking ideas about how to effectively use an iPad or tablet device with individuals on the autism spectrum.

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ASDetect App

A free app for parents and caregivers which allows them to assess the social attention and communication behaviours of their children younger than 2½ years (between 11 and 30 months). This video-led self-assessment app is based on comprehensive, rigorous, world-class research conducted at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre. The research underlying this app is 81% accurate in the early detection of autism and other related developmental conditions. Download from your favourite App store.

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Carer Gateway Counselling Service

Advice and support for carers. 1800 422 737 (8am – 6pm, Monday-Friday)

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Disability Gateway

Information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia.

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Livewire.org.au

A safe online place for young people aged 10 to 20 years old, living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their siblings.

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National Rural Health Alliance Inc

An alliance committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia.

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Occupational Therapy Australia

The national professional association representing occupational therapy in Australia. Includes a directory of private OTs.

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​Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based systems advocacy and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland.

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Raising Children Network

For family members who have responsibility for the care of children and including a dedicated section for autism.

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Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

The national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia, representing over 4500 members.

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Planet Puberty

Developed by Family Planning NSW, Planet Puberty is a suite of resources to help the parents and carers of children with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability navigate the changes to their child’s bodies, emotions and social interactions occurring during puberty.

The project includes a website with accessible lessons, factsheets, videos and useful books about all things puberty.

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The Learning App Guide

A guide to assist in choosing educational apps for students who are on the autism spectrum, have language disorders, reading disorders, hearing impairment and other diverse learning needs. Provides detailed reviews of apps for students in Early Childhood and Primary Years (age 2 – 12).

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