Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 132 individuals is diagnosed with autism, occurring in all racial, ethnic, and social groups with statistics indicating that it is four times more likely to strike boys than girls.

The North Queensland Autism Support Group Inc. is a non profit organisation of parents, carers and anybody who is involved or has an interest in the life of someone affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are working together for awareness and understanding.

Our Group

The North Queensland Autism Support Group advocates for better services and support for those affected by Autism.

While we are working in the community to achieve this we also recognise those individuals and organisations who are “Autism Friendly.” Once per year we nominate and award those who show care and consideration towards the Autism community.

Members are welcome to borrow from our library of books, papers, CDs & videos, about Autism and related disorders, from reputable sources such as Tony Attwood, Wendy Lawson and many others.

A monthly newsletter is distributed to members, which has up to date information about local and worldwide Autism news and events.


Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)
Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4) is the national grassroots advocacy organisation for people with autism spectrum disorders including Asperger’s syndrome and PDD-NOS.


Autism Queensland Inc.
Autism Queensland is a community based, not for profit, Incorporated Association. As the peak provider in Queensland of services to children and adults with ASD and to their families, Autism Queensland draws on expertise gained during its 40 year history.


Tony Attwood
This website is a guide for parents, professionals and people with Asperger’s Syndrome and their partners. 
In this site you will find issues related to Asperger’s Syndrome, resources, resource papers Tony has authored, related topics and Tony’s presentation schedule.


Byte: A Guide to Dental Care for Children with Autism

Children with autism are likely to suffer many more oral health problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, and dental injury than children without autism. On top of that, sensory sensitivities also make effective oral hygiene routines and visits to the dentist challenging.


Minds & Hearts
Minds & hearts is a unique clinic specialising in Asperger’s Syndrome and autism. Minds & Hearts was conceived to meet the enormous need for specialist services for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Minds & Hearts was designed to provide specialised knowledge and assistance from a team of experienced professionals.


Asperger Services Australia
Asperger Services Australia provides support to parents, families, carers, and siblings as well as to children, adolescents and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.


AEIOU – Autism Early Intervention Outcomes Unit
‘AEIOU – for children with autism’ is a not for profit charitable organisation, dedicated to providing a professional full-time early educational program of the highest quality for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).
We operate this program within a nurturing environment that respects individual family beliefs and values.


Other Links

Autistic Home Decorating: Make Your Home Autism Friendly

How to Help Your Child with Autism Cope During and After a Move

12 Ways to Prevent, and Respond to, ASD Wandering

How to Help Your Child with ASD Overcome Her Fear of the Dentist and Establish Lifelong Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

10 Tips for Getting Your Autistic Child Through a Haircut

The Top 3 Challenges to Finding a Babysitter for Your Special Needs Child — and How to Overcome Them

The Best Strategies for Calming Autistic Tantrums and Meltdowns

Do Sensory Processing Issues Get Better Over Time? (Disability Services Queensland) (Resources on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome) (Mindd Foundation – Paediatric Disorders)  (Autism Behavioural Intervention Queensland  [ABIQ]) (The Australian Scale for Asperger’s Syndrome by M.S.Garnett & A.J.Attwood)  (Autism Research Institute) (Life Skills 4 Kids – Helping children reach their potential every day)   (Donna Williams) (Donna Williams)  (Wendy Lawson) (Sue Larkey) (Autism Spectrum Australia) (Australian Vaccination Network) (Tinted glasses – may aid some with ASD) (Makaton- signing for people with communication and learning difficulties) (Auslan – signing language of the Australian deaf community) (Paul Ekman – Emotional Awareness and Expression Training) (Institue for Communicative Disorders) (The National Depression Initiative) (Pyramid Educational Consultants – Picture Exchange Communication System) ( – Autism) (Australian ASD Chat Forum) (Learning Products for children with Autism) (Uniting families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders)