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"Helping families navigate challenges with dignity and respect"


The processes of diagnosis of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder can be daunting and confusing for individuals and families alike. Following diagnosis, obtaining and maintaining NDIS support leads to a myriad of services and supports designed to gain and maintain skills and build capacity. Navigating and selecting the right services for you can be a tedious task.

Autism Advances offers a unique service, specifically designed for clients who have recently transitioned to NDIS supports, or who are experiencing difficulties, specific problems or dissatisfaction with their current situation. Utilising a combination of formal qualifications along with work and life experience, we focus on a holistic approach to autism, building a safety net of supports and services around an individually tailored plan that aligns with the goals of the individual and the needs and ideals of the entire family unit.

At Autism Advances we strive to

  • provide assistance to support the independence, social and economic participation of people with a disability, and to enable people with a disability to exercise choice and control in pursuit of their goals

  • provide support and assistance to families of people with a disability to help achieve the goals of their individual NDIA plans

  • provide parental support to manage and co-ordinate services and direct care workers, and

  • provide access to direct care workers, peer mentors, play leaders and life coaches to be all that we can be.

Autism Family Counselling is a new addition to the multidisciplinary team approach. We can assist you to navigate the rollercoaster after diagnosis by investigating therapy options and knowing what to expect from therapies, navigating the NDIS, goals, reviews and meetings, and striving for the best outcomes.

Navigating & Communicating
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  • Understanding and navigating NDIS plans.

  • Utilising supports.

  • Providing innovative and novel solutions to maximise “bang for your buck”.

  • Communication and support with multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders.

  • Finding the team that aligns with your goals and ideals.

Counselling & Support
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  • Planning and assistance to achieve specific goals and outcomes.

  • Supporting transition and major life change

  • Training and support in self-management, budgeting and maximising budgets.

  • Integrating outcomes and goals into life, therapies and education.

  • Maximising opportunities for learning and growth.

A Holistic Approach
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  • Selecting and managing service providers and service provision.

  • Ways to be an active participant in the therapeutic process.

  • Reading and understanding therapeutic reports and outcomes.

  • Making sure everyone has a voice and is working together.

Image by Annie Spratt
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
Vincent van Gogh
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