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Autism Talent Hub

The Autism Talent Hub combines the activities of two groups at Curtin working to improve the life outcomes of young people on the autism spectrum:

  • Autism Academy of Software Quality Assurance (AASQA),  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
  • Curtin Specialist Mentoring Program, is 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, 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 university study and to continue on to have meaningful, long-term employment.

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