Autism and Asperger's Syndrome are two of the most common autisitc spectrum disorders, also known as pervasive developmental disorders


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contribuTing stories or information to this site

Please contribute! Personal stories are needed, particularly with an emphasis on practical strategies for how a certain issue was overcome. Fact sheets of a similar nature are appreciated. You will need to provide permission for reproduction, and whether you prefer your material to be under your copyright, or that of the GNU Free Documentation agreement. We can all use our hard-won experiences to help other parents who are at the beginning of the autistic journey.


linking to this autism site

You are encouraged to link to this site. Reciprocal links may be considered but only if your website is non-commercial in nature and provides comprehensive free objective information for parents of children on the autism spectrum, or for adults living with autism or Asperger's syndrome. This site will remain non-commercial and aim to provide objective comprehensive information for everyone free of charge well into the future.


Contacting the author of this website



Please be patient if a response takes some time. This site has been researched, edited, written and designed by just one person on unpaid time. Your feedback is welcome to ensure the accuracy and practicality of information on autism and Aspergers syndrome.


why this autism site was developed

This site was developed because it would appear many autism or Asperger's syndrome associations prefer to sell their information instead of giving it away. The philosophy of this website is that most parents are struggling financially to pay for interventions, and information from 'support services' should not be charging for their support, even if their funding is marginal.


Although there are many websites dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders, there are few that have developed a comprehensive range of free fact sheets to provide practical information and strategies, both for people with autism or Asperger syndrome, and their families, carers, teachers, employers and the wider community.


about the website author

Barry Morris is an Australian social worker with graphic design qualifications, and interests in creative writing, philosophy, photography, music, illustration, philanthropy, and art. He has a passion for providing free resources on the Internet for people affected by disabilities and social issues. He works with visionary organizations who agree with the ideal of providing free information, such as Brain Injury Association of Queensland and Queensland Injectors Health Network. He is concerned that some welfare organizations prefer to sell their information instead of providing it freely on their websites, in which case he develops websites such as this one in his spare time. A list of these is included further down the page.


Sponsor of this autism/Asperger's information site

The Brain Injury Association of Queensland is one of the few welfare agencies with a vision for providing a broad range of practical fact sheets, free of charge, to an international audience. Over 100 fact sheets deal with strategies for dealing with the many effects of a brain injury and are downloaded by over thousands across the world each week. The Association has generously agreed to sponsor this site to enable the same support and information to be given to people faced with developmental disorders such as autism, Asperger's syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and PDD-NOS.


Apart from sponsoring this site, they have also given permission for relevant information on behavioral strategies to be adapted for use in situations involving autism and Asperger's syndrome. Please note that many of their behavioral resources can be applied to cases involving autism or Aspergers syndrome.


Thanks to Wikipedia

Much of the information on this website has been reproduced from Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia developed as a free resource by people around the world. A big thank you to everyone involved in their autism pages for volunteering to spread useful information free of charge. For more information on particular issues, try Wikipedia, especially for research and academic information. Citations and sources of research are usually included, which have largely been omitted from this website.



other websites by this website's author

Climate change, global warming and other environmental issues website

The majority of scientists agree humans are a major cause of climate change and global warming, although not sure yet if other factors contribute too. This website provides an objective viewpoint on the issue, along with practical tips for developing a more sustainable lifestyle and reducing global warming.


War, terrorism and peace website

Humans like to kill each other at times, whether we've been cut off in traffic or been forced off a home land by Israelis due to some strange political boundaries drawn by the British after World War II ended. This site attempts to look at war and peace objectively, along with some tips on how we might be able to make the world a safer place.


Free film score and ambient music: free mp3 downloads

Barry is a musician in his spare time and regularly places free film score and ambient music for free download and non-commercial use on this website.


Barry works part time for two welfare organisations, providing free fact sheets on their websites and creating magazines and other publications. Click here to view the fact sheets developed for the Brain Injury Association of Queensland, and here for fact sheets he has developed for Queensland Injectors Health Network. is building the largest collection of information and fact sheets on Autism and Asperger's for families. Your feedback, contributions and personal stories are welcome!