Empower Autism

About this Resource


These Resources were Designed by Empower Autism

Empower Autism is a well-established, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing information, support and capacity development services to autistic people, their parents, carers and families. Empower Autism’s vision is a world where autistic people fully participate, contribute and succeed to their fullest potential with confidence and self-belief.

Volunteers have been the heart of Empower Autism for the life of the organisation, which was established in 1994. The organisation currently has over 50 volunteers, who assist across a range of programs and services.

With over 40% of their staff and 47% of their volunteers identifying as autistic, and 30 years of experience supporting a team of neurodiverse volunteers, Empower Autism was well placed to develop these resources to build capacity in the sector.

These resources provide autism affirming information alongside practical and easy-to-implement tips based on extensive experience. They are designed to get you started on your journey to becoming more accessible and inclusive. We have included further links to expand your understanding to suit your organisational needs.

We encourage you to share this resource with other volunteering organisations and your broader community.

Acknowledging our support partners

This project was made possible by Volunteering Queensland with the support of the Australian Government Department of Social Services.  We would like to also acknowledge the team from Amaze who provided feedback and guidance on the content of these resources via a formal review process.


We value feedback, as this enables us continuously improve the supports and resources we provide to volunteer organisations.  We would greatly appreciate you completing a survey on your experience using these resources.


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