Being on the Autism Spectrum - Understanding the Journey in Tasmania: Focus Groups

The Autism Advisory Panel want to consult with people on the autism spectrum and/or their parents/guardians. To do this, focus groups will be held in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart during May 2017.  Further information can be found below

To take part in these focus groups, you will need to have read the information sheet and sign the consent form.

If you have any questions, please contact independent consultant Adele Spencer from Banks Spencer Consulting via email or by phone on 0450 889 036.

What is it like to be on the autism spectrum in Tasmania?

This is your opportunity to share your experiences, and let the Tasmanian Government know what it is like for you or your child.

In 2014, the Tasmanian Government provided $1 million funding to support establishment of an Autism Advisory Panel (AAP) responsible for developing a long term strategy for improved care for people on the spectrum. You can find more information about the AAP at the DCS' AAP Website

The AAP want to consult with people on the autism spectrum and/or their parents/guardians, and have commissioned Banks Spencer Consulting to undertake a series of focus groups around Tasmania during May 2017. The focus groups have been designed to get your experience and opinions about the diagnosis and referral process, access to current services, and access to community services. If you are an adult on the spectrum, or a parent/guardian with a child of any age on the spectrum, you are eligible to participate!

You can access more information, including a full information sheet and consent form below or alternatively, please contact Adele Spencer from Banks Spencer Consulting at or 0450 889 036.