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Who are they and what do they do?
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) are an Australian not-for-profit provider and “supplier of services for people on the spectrum.” They provide information, intervention and services to meet the needs of people on the spectrum and their families.
Aspect describe how “Autism lasts a lifetime and affects about one in 100 Australians, or 230,000 people. The word 'spectrum' reflects the different challenges that people on the autism spectrum face and the degree to which they may be affected.” Aspect wants to provide the best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum.
What are they doing about it?
Aspect offer the following services across Australia:
- Aspect assessments: provide assessments for autism throughout the lifespan.
- Early intervention: provide a range of early intervention services for children aged up to eight years of age.
- Educational outreach: support the ongoing integration of young people into mainstream schools in partnership with their parents, schools and other professionals.
- Positive behaviour support: utilise a scientific approach that aims to protect a person’s rights and to promote quality of life for them and their families
- Aspect Choose and Connect: offer a range of programs and supports to help those with Autism achieve specific planning and life goals.
They have offices in NSW, the ACT, SA and Victoria.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to them?
Aspect are a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They clearly describe how they are governed, by whom they are governed, and they are transparent with their finances. They also show they are effective. They are clear about their strategy, their goals and the services they deliver. Notably, they monitor performance of their strategy and their board actively monitors the feedback from beneficiaries as part of its key performance indicators. Additionally, evidence-based service-delivery is a core focus of their organisation. They undertake research to understand the best kind of service delivery models for their beneficiaries. They share the results of their program evaluations for other organisations to learn from.
Aspect demonstrate they are both trustworthy and effective. Based on our analysis, we believe your donation will be used carefully and strategically to achieve their mission. It is for this reason we give a ‘donate with confidence’ recommendation.
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We have investigated the finances, operations and results of Aspect and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
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Find out whether Aspect is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.