The Autism Talent Hub combines the activities of two groups at Curtin University working to improve the life outcomes of young people on the autism spectrum:
- The Autism Academy of Software Quality Assurance (AASQA), which provides high-level expertise and services in assessment, training, education and work placements in the software training industry for individuals with autism, to create pathways to long-term employment.
- The Curtin Specialist Mentoring Program, a peer support mentoring program specifically designed for students on the autism spectrum (and related conditions) to help them achieve their academic and personal goals.
These programs support young people with autism to build their skills and confidence and explore career paths that are aligned with their particular strengths, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The success of these strength-based programs has drawn international attention and, with additional support provided by the community and industry, has the potential to help many more young people with autism transition to tertiary level study and meaningful, long-term employment.
Partner with us
The Autism Talent Hub is dedicated to improving the lives of young adults living with autism. With your support, we can enhance their learning and employment opportunities and create better life outcomes.
Your gift will help support a range of established and successful programs, including:
- high school outreach
- industry certification
- work experience and internship support
- specialist mentoring.
Together we can empower young adults living with autism to ensure they thrive in the workplace – and in life.
The Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance is working towards its vision of harnessing special talents for the collective benefit of those with autism, industry and the wider community.