Neurodiverse and Neurodiversity Advocates and Supports


    Autism Friendly Organisations and Foundations

    We Rock the Spectrum

    We Rock the Spectrum is a safe, nurturing, and fun environment that fosters learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. We run fully inclusive classes, therapy groups and parent/carer activities, to support families with children of all abilities.

    Search for your local gym here

    The A List

    This is the place where young Autistic people can search for Autism-friendly activities and connect with like-minded people with similar interests.

    Try a new hobby or explore your interests further. Connect with a peer mentor. Find your passion. Get social.

    Friend in Me

    Friend in Me is a registered Australian charity that promotes social inclusion and acceptance in children through sensory friendly events, workshops and online programs.

    Variety, the Children's Charity

    Variety – the Children’s Charity supports kids and families who are facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with special needs.

    Autistic Voices

    Shadia Hancock
    Owner and Founder of Autism Actually

    Aiming to instill a positive neurodiversity mindset in students, autistic individuals, parents and staff members through accepting and embracing difference.

    Yenn Purkis

    Yenn Purkis is an author, public servant and passionate advocate for Autistic people and their families.

    Ebony Birch-Hanger

    Ebony Birch-Hanger is a qualified neurodevelopmental therapist, special education teacher, teacher of the deaf, education consultant and music specialist with over 10 years experience supporting individuals with a variety of additional needs and medical conditions.

    Chris Varney
    Owner and Founder of
    I CAN Network

    I CAN Network is Australia’s largest provider of autistic-led group mentoring programs, training and consultancy. We have a 50% difference: half of our staff are autistic. Our school and online mentoring programs empower 8-22-year-old young people with an ‘I CAN’ attitude.

    Dr Matt Harrison and Jess Rowlings
    Founders of Next Level Collaboration

    A research-informed and neurodiverse-positive social capacity building program that builds from your child’s interests and strengths in gaming and gamer culture. Facilitated by specifically trained educators, therapists and researchers with lived experiences of neurodiversity.


    Advisory Organisations and Departments