About Our Courses

Autistic-led education

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

All of our learning offerings are delivered online and these include workshops, masterclasses, professional development, facilitated courses, self-study courses, conferences and symposia. Some of our offerings are on-demand while others have a live element with an associated replay. We charge for our learning programs to ensure that our Autistic presenters are paid fairly for their time and expertise. However, we believe that financial hardship should not be a barrier to learning, so endeavour to have low cost or free options where possible. Further, if you have an NDIS plan that includes a budget line for education, and you are plan- or self-managed, you may be able to claim your registration costs for certain Reframing Autism events from your NDIS funding.

We also offer bespoke professional development, workshops, presentations, and consultation to the private, public and research sectors. If you are interested in exploring a collaboration, bespoke professional development, speaking engagements, or consultation, we would welcome your contact. Email us at info@reframingautism.org.au to start the discussion.

Our free resources include blogs, articles, downloadable templates, tip sheets, podcasts, webinars, position statements and research summaries, and can be accessed here.

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Autism Essentials

Autism Essentials is a free, self-paced course that provides an overview of Autism in a neuro-affirming way. Whether you are Autistic, a family member or loved one, a teacher, professional or an ally, we encourage you to enrol and learn about Autism from Autistic people.

The course has been designed for a wide variety of learners with different levels of pre-existing knowledge about Autism – from those that are totally new to the topic to those that have formal education in Autism. In this course, you will learn about:

  • Language
  • What Is Autism?
  • Brain Differences
  • Communication and Socialising
  • Thinking and Processing
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Professional short courses

In 2022, Reframing Autism ran stand-alone short courses, adapted from modules within our flagship courses in Autistic Wellbeing. These short courses run for 3 weeks, on topics of specific interest to professionals across disciplines working with Autistic people, including Autistic communication, and Autistic emotions and behaviours.

Whilst we have not yet finalised any short courses for 2023, to be notified of updates about professional short courses when they occur, please sign up below.


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Autistic Wellbeing courses

In 2021 and 2022, Reframing Autism was proud to develop and offer a suite of Autistic Wellbeing courses, tailored for three primary audiences: Autistic adults, parents of Autistics, and professionals working with Autistics.

Our Autistic Wellbeing courses are not running in 2023, as we consider how we can make these learning opportunities more sustainable and accessible to a larger number of people.

We don’t yet know whether this will mean that the courses will return in a new format in 2024, or if we will offer something else in the future which will allow us to provide peer learning opportunities to more people who are seeking them.

Right now, in 2023, we are focusing on creating more one-off workshops and events which can offer the opportunity to learn with us to more people, and so that we can cover some of the areas and issues our communities have expressed interest in learning about.

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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 Birpai, Awabakal, Wattamattagal, Whadjak, Amangu, Bunurong and Kaurna Yarta 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, present, and emerging, for their wisdom, their resilience, and for helping this Country to heal.

Join us on the journey to reframe how society understands Autism