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WHAT IS ATAC?

A.T.A.C. is a small group of people who have come together to support and advocate on behalf of children with autism. We advocate on behalf of families in crisis, and we do this with, for example, Government Services, Ministers of the Crown, and Service Providers. We also appear on behalf of families in the Children's Division of the Magistrate's Court.

We arrange for assessment and diagnosis of children on the autistic spectrum with specialists who are world recognised in this field, thus ensuring correct diagnosis and appropriate programmes for the children concerned.

A.T.A.C. differs from other Autism Support Groups in that we do not concentrate on assisting families in learning to cope with living with a child who has autism. Our prime concern is in obtaining ASSISTANCE for the child. A.T.A.C believes that NO Autistic child is incapable of learning.

WITH PROPER EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMMES AND PROFESSIONAL HELP, ALL CHILDREN WITH AUTISM CAN IMPROVE.

TOO OFTEN INACCURATE DIAGNOSIS LEADS TO A FAILURE TO PROVIDE OUR CHILDREN WITH THE EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES SO VITAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR CHILDREN.

FIFTY PERCENT OF THESE WILL IMPROVE TO THE POINT WHERE THEY CAN LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY UNASSISTED.

A.T.A.C believes that when the child is learning and succeeding, depression lifts from those involved with caring for the child, and the family will re-unite into a close knit unit.

ATAC - Action for Tasmanian Autistic Children!