Autism Awareness is a Sydney-based not-for-profit organisation, which was founded in February 2007. In the last three years it has grown into the nation's largest autism advocacy organisation, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in our community, as well as advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
The Autism Awareness website provides general advice and information on appropriate services nationwide for families, professionals and organisations.
Since its inception, Autism Awareness has run many successful events and campaigns including three Autism Expos in Sydney in 2007, 2008 & 2009, a television community service announcement, nationwide distribution of ‘The Early Warning Signs’ childhood developmental booklet, creation of a comprehensive online directory of professionals and services, hosting of an annual concert, Altered State, to raise funds and awareness for ASD and most recently a series of free Autism information days in regional QLD, VIC and NSW.
As an organisation primarily run by parents of children with autism, Autism Awareness would like to see all those affected by autism given the opportunity to make significant gains and be able to enjoy and experience life to the fullest.