Autism Connect is now available
July 06, 2021
Autism Connect is now available across every state and territory in Australia, providing evidence-based advice and information on autism.
This free autism helpline supports autistic people, their families and carers, health professionals, researchers, teachers, employers and the broader community.
Alisha Rotella, who is autistic and an occupational therapist, contacted Autism Connect for advice on supporting her autistic clients. “The person I spoke to was autistic. I love that we have autism advocates within this great service. It was so wonderful to have someone who had all the information, I wasn't spending hours on Google trying to piece it together myself. It saved a lot of time and I got some really good information.”
For those who prefer to search for information themselves, Autism Connect has a self-search information directory. The directory provides a curated list of autism resources, as well as groups and services available in your local area. These resources and local services are available to search online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Autism Connect has been developed by Amaze, an autism peak body that has been supporting autistic people and their families for over 50 years.
Autism Connect advisors are available by phone, email, or live webchat from 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.