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Latest news: Autism

The Spot in Deakin embraces the power of fidgets

Stop moving, pay attention. It’s one of the most frustrating phrases to hear for neurodiverse people who need that movement topay attention. At The Spot Sensory Shop in Deakin, occupational therapists (OTs) are challenging false perceptions, one wobble cushion at a time.

A floor you can eat off – meet Ryan from RecycleAbilities

With a passion for recycling, puzzles and woodwork, Ryan Gilligan transforms old floorboards and discarded pieces of wood into fun and functional cheeseboards.

Canberra filmmaker captures real family and real struggles

Because We Have Each Other peeks behind the curtains and into the home of one Australian neurodiverse family.

Ricky Stuart Foundation to be served donation from tennis tournament

The annual Scarlet Slam Table Tennis Tournament returns to ANU tomorrow, Friday 14 October. The corporate sporting day sees teams paddle it out to be crowned the ultimate Table Tennis Champions while raising money for the Ricky Stuart Foundation.

Canberra Autism early education centre hosts open day

The Canberra Region AEIOU is opening its doors tomorrow morning, Wednesday 12 October. They are welcoming families with children under five who have received or are currently going through the process of an autism diagnosis, carers and those interested in early autism intervention.

Ricky Stuart cycling to raise awareness of autism

The global autism awareness event, ride2raise, will be held in Australia for the first time. Cyclists will ride from Sydney to Canberra.

Sally Rippin debuts parent guidebook

One of the country’s favourite children’s authors Sally Rippin has launched her debut non-fiction book, it is also the first targeted at adults. Wild Things is a mixture of memoir and research, Rippin shares stories from her own life while helping those who have children who struggle with reading.

Fragile X Family: ‘We’re out there, but no one knows’

Wife Sharon, husband Eugene, eldest son Ben, daughter Emily, and youngest son Gabe, of inner south Canberra, are proud to say they are not a perfectly normal family, thank you very much. “Because...

Supporting children with autism, AEIOU officially opens in Canberra

One year after starting operations, Canberra’s first AEIOU autism intervention centre finally celebrated its official opening this week, after pandemic restrictions prevented celebrations last year.

PM Scott Morrison faces backlash over disability comment

Senior Liberals have defended the prime minister's comment that he was "blessed" to have children who did not have disabilities after a backlash. 

Unique mural celebrates kids with autism

Local graffiti artist and father to an autistic child, Geoff Filmer, put the finishing touches on his one-of-a-kind Canberra mural at the new AEIOU Canberra Region centre yesterday, 31 March. Established in partnership...