About the Marymead Autism Centre
Marymead Autism Centre celebrates diversity, promotes awareness and inclusion, and supports people on the Autism spectrum and their families.
On 25 August 2016, Autism Asperger ACT (AAACT) merged with Marymead to become the Marymead Autism Centre.
Historically, AAACT was formed in August 2006 when Autism ACT, the Asperger Syndrome Support Network (ACT) and Action for Autism Inc. amalgamated to provide one point of contact for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders families, carers and professionals. Previous to this, Autism ACT had been running for almost 30 years, the Asperger Syndrome Support Network (ACT) for about five years and Action for Autism for about eight years.
Please note that you or your child do not need to already have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis to access our services, we can help you with the process of getting an ASD diagnosis.
The Marymead Autism Centre currently provides the following services:
- information, referrals and support
- NDIS pre-planning and support coordination
- Early Days workshops
- support and social groups
- community awareness and access days
- tailored training
- autism library and book boxes
The Marymead Autism Centre is funded by the NDIS through the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) - ILC Jurisdictional Based Grants
and through individual NDIS plans. The Department of Social Services funds Early Days workshops. Additional funding is earned through fee for
service training and consultation sessions.