Our vision, values and beliefs

We want to change the frame through which society views Autism. We see Autism through the frame of the neurodiversity paradigm, which means that we see Autism as a valuable, worthy and naturally occurring brain difference.

Everything we do at Reframing Autism is guided by certain principles, including a commitment to:

  • Presuming competence
  • Depathologising Autism
  • Human rights
  • Inclusion
  • Intactness
  • Amplifying Autistic voices
  • Self-identification
  • Using respectful language and symbols

While we absolutely acknowledge the many challenges that come with being Autistic in a predominantly non-autistic world, that is not our focus. Our focus is on changing the pervasive negative views about Autism that continue to make things harder for Autistic people. We know that changing these perspectives won’t remove every challenge facing our community, but we believe that providing Autistic people, their loved ones and the professionals supporting them, with more affirming narratives will foster wellbeing.

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We respect all neurodivergences, and uphold the worth and dignity of the full diversity of humanity.



We accept the reality of neurodiversity, and work to build self- and social acceptance.



We embrace all diversity. And we embrace our Autistic identity.



We empower the Autistic and Autism communities alike to focus on thriving.

What they say about us

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What we do

Reframing Autism is a thought leader in the Autism space, providing Autistic-developed, designed and led educational opportunities and resources to the Autistic community and to our families and allies. 

We offer a range of learning options, including on-demand online workshops, short courses, masterclasses and professional development, in-depth courses focussing on Autistic wellbeing, and conferences and symposia. Our resources include blogs, articles, podcasts, webinars, position statements and research summaries, and are free for everyone to access. We also offer bespoke professional development, workshops, presentations, and consultation to the private, public and research sectors. 

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Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

The Reframing Autism team would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we have the privilege to learn, work, and grow. Whilst we gather on many different parts of this Country, the RA team walk on the land of the Amangu, Awabakal, Bindjareb, Birpai, Whadjak, Wiradjuri and Yugambeh peoples.

We are committed to honouring the rich culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Country, and the diversity and learning opportunities with which they provide us. We extend our gratitude and respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to all Elders past and present, for their wisdom, their resilience, and for helping this Country to heal.

Join us on the journey to reframe how society understands Autism