Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that many people live with. Your friends, family or colleagues may live with autism!

In fact, Autism Aspect Australia – a service provider for people with autism – reveals that 1 in 70 Australians live with autism. They describe autism as “a condition that affects how a person thinks, feels, interacts with others, and experiences their environment.” ASD is an incurable disorder that stays with a person from birth right through the duration of their life. 

People with autism are unique and deserve to be celebrated and included in society. For this to happen, people who are not connected to the autism space need to be educated, and acceptance needs to be promoted. 

Enter World Autism Month, a recurring month every year focused on doing just that! World Autism Month runs during the month of April and there’s even an Autism Day that takes place on April 2. 

This year, to help educate and celebrate the month, our What Ability crew (including a staff member living with autism) went in front of the cameras to answer the most commonly googled questions about autism. The idea behind this is to help break misconceptions about autism, as well as give people with autism a voice.

What Ability is committed to helping families of people with autism. We support people of all varying support levels. 


We aim to bring happiness to people living with a disability in a safe and secure way. Some people with ASD find discomfort in busy, social situations. This is why it’s important we offer 1:1 support as well as options for quieter activities.

We believe that everyone has the right to go out and have fun! This year for World Autism Month, spread the joy and happiness! And of course, take the time to educate yourself and get googling!

To learn more about how What Ability can support participants with autism as well as their families, please contact us at 1300 358 714 or email us at [email protected]