Online Resources

We are excited to announce our newest resource; Navigating the NDIS: How to get the funding your child needs.

This advocacy pack was created for parents and families trying to access or intending to access best-practice early intervention for a young child with autism. We sincerely thank Westpac Foundation for funding the pack and Minter Ellison for reviewing the pack. Click on the information kit below to download.

Information Kits

Our organisation offers free information kits to assist you on your ABA journey. If you’re a parent or carer, your start point is our How to Implement an ABA program. We also kits specific to Educators and General Practitioners.

These information kits provide critical and up-to-date ABA information, linkages, and research to support those who work with, live with, or love a child with autism.

Please select the kit relevant to your situation.

ABA Videos

Our ABA videos showcase the look and feel of an ABA therapy session. They are a fantastic free tool which shows how an ABA therapist supports your child’s learning and development. For parents, there are also therapy-specific videos on verbal reasoning, play, communication and how ABA can assist learning. We highly recommend you view all of these. Indicative of the benefit, they’ve already been viewed over 300,000 times!

If you’re thinking of becoming a therapist—for work opportunities or to better support your child—check out The Benefits of Becoming an ABA Therapist video.

Click here for video access

ABA Podcasts

Talking ABA for Autism is a 10-part podcast series featuring interviews with ABA experts, and parents and families who’ve chosen ABA as their preferred support. With tips to improve your ABA program, advice on NDIS funding and managing challenging behaviours, Talking ABA for Autism will deepen your knowledge and increase your understanding of ABA. While we can’t promise enlightenment, we can promise information and inspiration that helps and supports.

Individual episodes are facilitated by Peggy Hailstone (ABIA’s Communications Officer), and Mary Holmes (an autism/ABA mum with a broadcasting background).

This podcast series was generously funded by the Harcourts Foundation.

  • Episode 1 – Monique Cain. The Everyday Autism Series.

    Autism Mum, Monique Cain, saw the struggles her daughter Madi was having at childcare and with peers. Frustrated and pained by the lack of understanding, see more…Monique sat down and wrote a picture book to support her child’s inclusion and development. A not-to-be missed podcast by an amazing mother and woman. See less…

  • Episode 2 – Dr Angelika Anderson PhD, BCBA-D. Autism and Independence

    Our second episode shows autism and independence don’t have to be opposing forces. Tune in to hear renowned university educator, see more… Angelika Anderson, talk about self-monitoring and self-management as a means to affecting positive behavioural change. Not just for adults, Angelika shares tips and tactics on how kids as young as three can be encouraged and motivated to instigate and manage their own behavioural change. See less…

  • Episode 3 – Sarah Wood, Educational and Developmental Psychologist. ABA in the school-setting, could it better support your child?

    ABA is a set of principles that can be used to teach new skills and reduce challenging behaviours. In this episode of see more… Talking ABA for Autism, Sarah Wood, from the Learning for Life Autism Centre talks about how these principles can be applied to support children with autism in the classroom and playground. Highly practical, this podcast offers an introduction to how ABA might be used to better understand your child’s behaviours and the behaviour of peers and teachers; all in an effort to improve the school experience. See less…

  • Episode 4 – Sophie Kerr. PECS and autism.

    In addition to teaching communication skills, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) has been found to increase socialisation see more… and interactive play, decrease inappropriate behaviours, and improve speech. A common tool for non-verbal children, PECS is equally effective and commonly used to address communication difficulties of individuals diagnosed with ASD.

    Tune into Episode 4 of Talking ABA for Autism to hear Sophie share about teaching strategies and skills that aid development of expressive communications; and to hear how PECS can be used to engage and excite children about communication and language. See less…

  • Episode 5 – Heather Renton and Kate McKeand. Self-managing your child's NDIS Plan - you can do it!

    To self-manage or not to self-manage your NDIS plan? This is the question on many people’s lips as the NDIS rolls-out across Australia. see more… In this episode of Talking ABA for Autism you’ll hear from NDIS experts Heather and Kate, and you’ll build confidence in managing your own NDIS plan. See less…

  • Episode 6 – An autism Mum shares on school transition.

    School transition is a significant change for all children. For kids with autism it’s an even bigger deal as they face a new physical environment and see more… different expectations. In Episode 6 of Talking ABA for Autism, ABA mum Michelle offers tips about how she and her seven-year-old son managed their school transition. See less…

  • Episode 7 – An autism Mum talks about managing and reducing hitting behaviour.

    Hitting can be a common autism behaviour, adopted to express frustration and communication difficulties. Victoria, an autism mum, shares how see more… she used ABA to manage and reduce hitting. She talks about how ABA helped her learn how to change her reaction and consequently transform her son’s behaviour. See less…

  • Episode 8 – An autism Mum shares on ABA outcomes.

    In this episode of Talking ABA for autism, autism Mum Quynh shares how ABA provided hope and skills for her child and family. Prior to ABA a simple see more… playground visit was a mammoth (and often unsuccessful) undertaking. Post-ABA, Quynh and her family have been able to reach her son. As Quynh says “life without ABA is something we can’t imagine … with ABA he is engaged with the world”. This podcast is for anyone thinking of doing ABA with their child, or for anyone wanting to recommend ABA to a family or friend. See less…

  • Episode 9 – Becoming an ABA therapist.

    This episode of Talking ABA for Autism is a must for anyone thinking of working independently as an ABA therapist. Providing clarity on the role see more… of a therapist, information about a typical day, questions to ask the family, and how to find work. We have no doubt this podcast will be one of our most popular. See less…

  • Episode 10 – An autism mum shares on communication.

    Autism mum, Franca, talks about managing behaviours that challenged both her and her [then] non-verbal Son, Christian. It’s often said that behaviour is see more… communication. Prior to ABA, one of Christian’s common behaviours was screaming; an expression of his frustration at not being able to understand or communicate his needs. With ABA, Christian developed basic speech, is able to play by himself, and loves being part of things happening at school and with his peers. See less…