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Useful Links

Rather than prepare a long list of links, AFSA has chosen to list a selection of information based websites. Our list focuses on Australia and Victorian websites.

Raising Children Network - Autism

This is a comprehensive site for parents funded by the Australian Government. It has interviews, video clips, information sheets, a therapies guide and much more. This site also has an excellent plain English guide to the NDIS, especially if you are transferring from the HCWA funding to the NDIS funding. 

Aspergers Victoria

This website has information about their meetings, services, support groups and resources specific to those with Aspergers, or supporting a family member with Aspergers.

Autism Help 

This is an easy to navigate information resource covering all age groups and related conditions. It is managed by Gateways Support Services.

Amaze (formerly Autism Victoria)

This is another site with a huge amount of content primarily for Victorian families and service providers. Their 'Useful Websites' page is very comprehensive and regularly updated.

Guide - Autism and Dental Care

This guide is from the United States and has a lot of very useful information for this often difficult area of management.  We looked around for an Australian equivalent and could find none, so we have posted this link to help families.

Family Relationship Support for Carers (FRSC)

EACH Social and Community Health provides a state wide service for Victorian families caring for someone with a disability - services include a short term counselling service to address family concerns, conflicts and relationship issues, and a community education program helping families to get started and plan for the future via group forums. The FRSC team can be contacted by phone 1300 303 346 or email frsc@each.com.au.

Autism Research

Families often wonder about current ASD research in Australia and how to get involved.  There are many research teams around Australia and they are frequently seeking the support of individuals and families.  The best source of information about major research teams and current research projects is on the Amaze website.  If you are interested in research you can sign up to research teams such as OTARC (LaTrobe University) or the Autism CRC (based in Brisbane, but a collaboration of teams around Australia) and receive regular updates.

Find an Advocate

DARU - Disability Advocacy Resource Unit - has developed a directory of organisations for agencies delivering disability advocacy as well as complaints bodies, campaigners, support groups and useful referral and information services.