Young autistic people are helping to develop "The A List"
An online hub to find social and group activities
Launching Sept 2021
As you may know, MyCareSpace helps people living with a disability find the information and supports they need. Every day we speak to young autistic people and their families, support coordinators and LACs who are looking for social options.
And so the idea for 'The A List' was born, an online hub to help young autistic people find social activities.
The A List is a federally funded project to help young autistic people and their families all around Australia find social options.
These social options may include sport, art, music or gaming. Or how about hiking, adventures, animals and horses? We are collecting as many activities as we can from mainstream, specialist or community options. We are hoping to find something for everyone!
The A List will be built with the help of young autistic people and is being delivered together with the support of our consortium members: the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), Autism Community Network and Autism Aspergers Advocacy (A4).
The A-List will deliver:
- The A List Online Hub - A national platform providing young autistic people and their families the ability to search for and book ‘autism-friendly’ activities from both mainstream and specialised organisations all around Australia, including peer support groups and community options.
- Free capacity building videos and online resources that focus on social goal setting and decision making.
- Support for organisations: the A-List will provide funding to innovative grassroots organisations, helping them to expand on the delivery of their social programs in areas where they are most needed.
The A List in the media
For more information
The A List is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Visit www.dss.gov.au for more information.