Autism Awareness Australia is a national-based not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2007. Since then, we have grown into the nation’s largest autism education & advocacy organisation.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 110 Australians making it a significant public health issue. We are dedicated to education programs that promote understanding of ASD throughout the nation, and supporting and advocating for the needs of individuals on the spectrum and their families.
Our campaigns and events have reached millions of Australians. We are proud to have delivered all of our projects free of charge to families and professionals across the country.
In fact, the United Nations found our work so inspiring we were invited to join their Department of Public Information (UNDPI) in 2011, and asked to present at the annual NGO conference in New York.
Some of our many successful events and campaigns to date include;
It is our hope that increased awareness and understanding of ASD within the community will lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments, helping to reduce the impact autism has on a child and their family.
To view a copy of our 2009 annual report click here
In 2011, Autism Awareness Australia was welcomed as an NGO member of the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI). We are proud to be the only Australian autism related NGO, and one of only a handful of autism organisations globally, to have been accepted as a member of the UNDPI.
Autism Awareness Australia was invited to present as an inspiring NGO, and leading autism education and advocacy organisation, at the annual NGO Orientation Program in June 2011 at the UN headquarters in New York.