Donate with confidence.
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 are a registered Australian charity. Their ABN is 12000637267.
Aspect describe how “Autism lasts a lifetime and affects an estimated 1 in 70 Australians. 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:assessments for autism throughout the lifespan.
Aspect therapy: a range of early intervention services for children aged up to eight years of age.
Aspect schools: nine independent schools across Australia, and nearly 100 satellite classes (classes run by Aspect schools, held in mainstream schools).
Educational outreach: the ongoing integration of young people into mainstream schools in partnership with their parents, schools and other professionals.
Positive behaviour support: 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:a range of programs and supports to help those with Autism achieve specific planning and life goals.
Aspect work in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and South Australia.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to them?
We have confidence that your donation to Aspect will be used as stated, that is, to deliver "the best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum".
We believe that Aspect display a high degree of trustworthiness. They provide evidence to show that donations are used to deliver on the mission. Their financial model is clear. They show where donations go. It is clear who is in charge. Roles are described and performance is monitored. Finally, they prevent the misuse of funds.
We also believe that Aspect effective. They consistently show that they are working to deliver on their mission. They present overarching goals broken into strategic themes. They show the activities that they have delivered. They present results from the last financial year. Finally, they show their approach to evaluation.
It is for this reason we recommend that you Donate with Confidence. Feel good that your money is going to help a good cause.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
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.
Download our complete evaluation of Aspect below to find out if they're the charity for you.
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.