ACE is focused on working with partners in the government and non-government sectors.
ACE was established in 2011 with AEIOU as a founding partner.
We are committed to undertaking cutting edge research to address educational needs. In the field of learning difficulties, Griffith has a strong track record of successfully delivering pre-service and postgraduate Education courses. The university also has an established reputation for quality teaching graduates in the field of Special Education, making it well placed to work with partners to address workforce needs in autism education.
The AEIOU Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing best-practice, professional, full-time early intervention programs of the highest quality for children aged 2 ½ to 6 who have been diagnosed with autism. With a commitment to enhancing the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ensuring that every child is provided with the maximum opportunity to reach their potential.
There is a tripartite agreement that exists between the Commonwealth Government, Griffith University and AEIOU Foundation. Commonwealth Government support of this kind is a clear endorsement of the Griffith/AEIOU partnership which has informed the ACE initiative.
In 2012 the ACE team has also been working collaboratively with the Qld Department of Education, the Qld Department of Communities and the Federal Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).
- Axcis Education was founded in 2001 and has become the foremost supplier of Special Education staff to mainstream and specialist schools in England and Wales. Axcis teachers work with a wide range of special needs, including minor or moderate learning difficulties, ASD, physical disabilities and profound and multiple learning difficulties.
- Working in partnership with the Autism Ladder to distribute the practical and evidenced based information of graduate students to parents and carers of people with ASD
- The Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) -The Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) is a member based organization devoted to advancing knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through research and scholarship.
- Autism Spectrum Australia - We Belong. A voice for adolescents with Asperger's disorder and high functioning autism. We Belong is an Australian first study which investigates the life experiences, aspirations and service and support needs of these Australian adults.
- The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) exists to support the Government and, through our Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries, to deliver on a broad range of social policy outcomes.
- Research Autism - Research Autism is the only UK charity exclusively dedicated to research into interventions in autism. They carry out high quality, independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions. Their goal is the improvement of quality of life and outlook for the individuals affected and those around them.