Reframing Autism is different. We are a charity run by Autistic people, for Autistic people, and for our families and allies. Everything we do is informed by our own personal lived experiences as Autistic individuals ourselves, who love, work with, support and parent other Autistic people.
We also look to the most innovative, respectful, inclusive research, coproduced with the Autistic community, to supplement our knowledge and experiential expertise.
This combination of lived experience and research means that Reframing Autism offers a respectful, affirming, and evidence-informed approach to Autism.
We are immensely grateful for the organisations that have partnered with us, both past and present. We’re honoured to align with organisations who share our values of respect, accept, embrace, and empower.
Autism CRC provides the independent, national capacity to develop and deliver evidence-based outcomes through our unique collaboration with the autism community, research organisations, education and health professionals, industry and government. Established in 2013, Autism CRC is the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focused on autism. They are the independent national source of evidence for best practice in relation to autism across the lifespan and the spectrum.
Griffith University is a university committed to undertaking cutting edge research to address educational needs. In the field of learning difficulties, Griffith has a strong track record of successfully delivering pre-service and postgraduate education courses. The university also has an established reputation for quality teaching graduates in the field of special education, making it well placed to work with partners to address workforce needs in Autism education. The Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE), has a mission to improve the quality of life for autistic children and adults by supporting learning – from early childhood to education and employment. This will be achieved by providing training to parents and professionals in multidisciplinary settings and by undertaking research to expand knowledge about autism and autism intervention. ACE is a collaborative initiative drawing on expertise from areas such as education, health and behavioural sciences.
Queensland University of Technology is an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip its students and graduates with the skills they’ll need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world, with a growing research output focused on technology and innovation. QUT ranks in the world’s top 200 universities. Their strategic plan establishes QUT as ‘the university for the real world’ and charts our provision of transformative education and research that is relevant to our communities.
Plumtree is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that helps families thrive. Trusted for over 30 years, Plumtree provides therapies and support for children aged birth to 8 years with a disability or developmental delay and their families. Their free online and centre-based playgroups and parent educational programs support all families. At Plumtree Preschool, children of all abilities and cultural backgrounds learn together and begin to understand the value of inclusive communities. Plumtree’s passionate, culturally diverse team of specialists work from the heart in a caring environment where families feel respected and informed.
Kindred is an independent, not-for-profit peer support organisation for families of children with disability, developmental delays and medical needs. They help families to navigate complex disability systems and services and build the skills, knowledge and confidence that will see their children and family thrive. Their peer groups and programs, trusted resources, and supportive community are online and free. Kindred is passionate about all children and families living their best lives and discovering a future full of possibility.
Reframing Autism can bring lived and research experience and expertise to your project.
Our team is excited to speak with you about what benefits a collaboration with a community organisation like us might bring to your research or project, or how we could complement your approach to achieve positive, respectful and affirming outcomes for the Autistic community
If your organisation is interested in partnering with Reframing Autism, we invite you to contact us.
We are always open to conversations about new research projects, funding or grant applications, or collaborations that will improve the wellbeing of our Autistic community.
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.