Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) was established in 2007 to empower children and adults with autism and their families through knowledge and support, and to positively impact and influence their social and emotional development.
Our team of dedicated professionals use an evidence based, collaborative and holistic approach to service delivery. We work in partnership with individuals with autism, their families and carers, to evaluate, plan and implement appropriate services to support and deliver positive outcomes.
We offer a range of services including:
- NDIS Registered Service Provider
- 24 Hour Autism Hotline
- Diagnosis and Assessment
- Individual therapies including:
- Speech Pathology
- Occupational Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Social Skills
- Early Years Therapy Playgroup
- Social Skills Therapy Group
- Young Adult Social Group
- Art Play Therapy Group
- Parent/Carer Support Groups
- Behavioural Support
- Online Toy Store
- Resource Library
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – registered service provider
The NDIS is a national scheme to support individuals with permanent disabilities. The NDIS is designed to give people with a disability more choice and control over the supports and services they need.
The NDIS rolled out in South West Sydney on 1 July, 2016. AASS can answer your questions and provide assistance with your transition or entry into the NDIS. We can assist you in considering your future goals, aspirations and desired outcomes, and what supports and services are reasonable and necessary to achieve this.
24 Hour Australia Wide Autism Hotline AASS provides the only 24 hour Hotline in the southern hemisphere. You can call and discuss any concerns or questions you may have whether you are a carer, professional, front line worker or individual affected by autism.
You can call any time of the day or night for free, confidential, unbiased and non-judgmental support.
The Hotline Number is 1300 222 777.
Individual Therapy, Diagnosis and Assessment
AASS offers a range of individual based therapies and coordinates these in accordance with best practice guidelines to suit the needs of the individual. Services include Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Music Therapy, Behavioural Support, Psychology and Social Skills Coaching. Our therapists can work with an individual to diagnose, assess and provide therapy as appropriate.
Early Years Therapy Playgroup
A weekly playgroup for children aged 0-6 years with a diagnosis of autism. Facilitated by a Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Music Therapist and/or Psychologist who offer effective therapy through structured play and music, support for transition to school, and also provide positive strategies to parents and carers.
Social Skills Therapy Group
Weekly and fortnightly groups for children aged 7 and over with a diagnosis of autism. Facilitated by various therapists and/or a Social Skills Coach. Aimed at developing social skills and managing behavioural challenges at a critical stage in development.
Young Adult Social Group
This is a community access group with neurotypical peers and mentors. Held monthly in various social settings, young adults with autism will learn social and life skills from their peers/mentors.
Art Play Therapy Group
Fortnightly groups facilitated by a qualified Art Therapist, using the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of individuals. Children learn to problem solve, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour, reduce stress, increase self-awareness and self-esteem.
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Autism Advisory and Support Service Inc ABN 63 073 684 085 is a not for profit incorporated association. Its members are the current Committee. Its registered office is located at 88 Memorial Avenue, Liverpool NSW 2170.