Information and referrals for people with disability and their supporters about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Do you have a question about coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Do you want to know what it means for you?

Do you need help because things have changed?

Do you want to know how you can support someone you live with, care for, or support?

Help for you is here.

Contact the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787.

It’s available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST) and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm (AEST). It’s not available on national public holidays.

Symbols help youngsters communicate

January 27, 2020

Children of all abilities can have fun together in the playground thanks to a new communications board installed by Liverpool Council in Collimore Park. The board uses symbols and braille to help people who struggle to communicate due to disability, language problems or limited expressive abilities. By pointing to symbols on the board, users are…

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Grace and Myrna NSW Department of Education feature

NSW Department of Education Disability Strategy – AASS feature

December 6, 2019

Grace Fava and Myrna Dominguez are passionate about helping children with autism harness their strengths. The organisation works with families to share information and knowledge based on their previous experiences. According to Grace: “It’s not just about autism. There’s children out there with additional needs who have post traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD). If we don’t have…

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A systematic review of emotion regulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

August 27, 2019

An interesting post from ScienceDirect.com A systematic review of emotion regulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention & Learning in Young Children

September 25, 2018

A great article from psychologicalscience.org on heavily decorated classrooms Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention & Learning in Young Children

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Funding for Regular Dental Services for Adults with Additional Needs

July 16, 2018

Please feel free to print, sign and return this letter to Autism Advisory & Support Service who will be submitting it to Mr Greg Hunt MP – Federal Minister for Health You can email your letter to: info@aass.org.au Letter Re Better Health Funding for Adult Dental Health 2018

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AASS Team Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

December 8, 2016

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD…

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Charity Golf Tournament

August 30, 2016

The third Tee Off for Autism and Charity Golf Tournament and Auction will be held on September 2. Please see this article, raising much-needed funds for our fantastic clients.

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Medicine in Context video clip — world premiere!

August 18, 2016
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Thankyou Letter

June 10, 2016

Hi Grace and all the AASS team!   I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the wonderful services that you provide! Each week we are fortunate enough to receive therapy for students in our support classes. The benefits and the engagement of all students regardless of their ability absolutely amazes me…

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Preparing for the Future – Autism and the NDIS Expo

April 27, 2016

Preparing for the Future— Autism and the NDIS Expo Saturday 30th April 2016 9am to 4pm Cabra-Vale Diggers 1 Bartley St Canley Vale 2166 Entry is free Speaker list: 9am Opening—The Hon John Ajaka, Minister for Disability Services 10am NDIS and you—Katherine McLellan, NDIS Campaign Manager 11am Incontinence and Toileting-  Erin Donnelly Continence Foundation 12pm…

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