ABIA provides training, information and support for those who live with, work with, or love a child with autism


Resources 2017-05-25T04:54:19+00:00

Thanks to the internet, there’s now an extensive amount of autism resources available. The problem is knowing what’s accurate, what’s up-to-date, and what’s relevant to your particular situation. To alleviate overwhelm, which we are told is the biggest problem, we’ve produced information resource kits for various audiences.

If you’re a parent of a child on the spectrum, or you suspect your child may be on the spectrum, we recommend you download the Parent Resource Kit. This kit features our sought after Funding Tip Sheet and our ABA Service Providers listing. If you’re a parent, it’s probably a great idea to join our organisation so you don’t miss any of our free e-alerts and our discounted training courses.

Individuals wanting to work with children on the spectrum, those of you wanting to become an ABA therapist, download the Therapist Resource Kit as your first point of call. After reading through the information, we suggest you check out our highly sought-after Level 1 ABA Therapist Training Course.

Those of you who work in the education sector and have responsibility for guiding the learning and development of little minds and souls, download the Educator Resource Kit. This kit will help you find the latest in practical training strategies that can be implemented for the whole class. We suggest you also look at training options, particularly our Making it Work programs, and our 3-hour Workshop Series. These training programs, designed specifically for educators, will up-skill you to better manage challenging classroom behaviours, and help you assist children with their social interactions.

An autism diagnosis begins with a consultation with your family GP. For this reason, and to ensure that children with autism get immediate support, we’ve created a GP Resource Kit. If you’re a GP wanting to know how to better identify autism and support parents, this is the kit for you. Alternatively, you may know a GP who could benefit by some of the resources contained in this kit.

To aid those who don’t want to download a whole pack of information, we’ve made a number of our key resources available individually. Our funding tip sheet offers incredible value by saving parents time in understanding the complexities of the autism funding environment. The Service Providers Registry lists prominent and recognised ABA Service Providers and offers valuable information about their service offerings and location. The ABA Service Model is a great one page tool explaining the autism arena (removing complexity and confusion).


There’s a wealth of research papers on ABA for autism (over 1,500 at last count). This is due to the 50 years of academic research that’s been done on ABA. It’s due to the evidence-based which supports the practice of ABA as a therapeutical intervention.

Since our focus and rasion d’etre is ABA, we’ve listed some of the key ABA papers, local and international. If you’d like to see others added here, please send us an email with a URL and/or the paper title and author.

  • Leaf J., Leaf R., McEachin, Tabuman, Ala’i-Rosales, Ross, Smith, Weiss (2015); Applied Behavior Analysis is a Science and, Therefore, Progressive
  • Prior & Roberts, (2012); Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guidelines for Good Practice
  • Rogers & Vismara (2008); Behavioral Treatment and Normal Educational and Intellectual Functioning in Young Autistic Children
  • Lovaas (1987); Behavioral Treatment and Normal Educational and Intellectual Functioning in Young Autistic Children
  • Articles published by our Organisation
  • Peggy Hailstone (2012); Behaviourally Speaking (What is ABA? What ABA Does? The Evidence-Base.)
  • Peggy Hailstone (2012); ABA – How, Why & What for? (An article on parental involvement in ABA for autism.)
  • Kim Sheppard (2012); Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention Treatment Models (An ABA expert debunks a number of the myths and misconceptions of ABA, and offers insight into ABA practice and theory.)
  • HSCA Early Interventions Table (https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/disability-and-carers/hcwa_tables.pdf)
  • Wong, Odom, Hume, Cox, Fettig, Kucharczyk, Brock, Plavnick, Fleury, and Schultz (2014); Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder