Autism Awareness Australia is the nation’s leading not-for-profit autism education and advocacy organisation, founded in 2007. We’re dedicated to increasing awareness of autism in the community by providing targeted educational programs for parents and professionals, and advocating for the needs of individuals on the spectrum and their families
With autism affecting 1 in 100 Australians, it is the most common developmental disorder in the country. Autism impacts every aspect of a person’s life, inhibiting their ability to communicate and develop social relationships. We understand the unique challenges that families impacted by autism face, and we strive to improve their lives through our various projects. 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.