The autism-friendly symbol initiative encourages local services and businesses to adapt their environment to make it autism-friendly.
The autism-friendly symbol initiative encourages local services and businesses – with the support of Darebin City Council and Amaze – to adapt their environment to make it autism-friendly.
Locations that display the autism-friendly symbol have undergone an environmental assessment conducted by Amaze – the peak advocacy body for people with autism in Victoria.
Before they can display the symbol, these services and businesses have to undergo an audit or environmental assessment. The audit checks whether the service or business is suitable for the autism community. The audit is conducted by Amaze, the peak advocacy body for people with autism in Victoria.
An environmental assessment looks at the physical environment to ensure that it is suitable for the autism community. It identifies the social, structural and sensory experiences that autistic people may find challenging. An assessor from Amaze and an autistic consultant attend each service or business to understand what a typical experience would be like for an autistic individual.
Each service or business is given practical recommendations to make their location more accessible. When at least fifty percent of the recommendations are adopted, the service or business can display the autism-friendly symbol.
Find StreetAbility services and businesses in Darebin
Brotherhood of St Laurence located at 1/293 High Street, Preston
The Bridge located at 218 High Street, Preston
Team Carlo Taekwondo located at 506 High Street, Preston
Wise Employment located at 10 Cramer Street, Preston
Salvation Army located at 263 Gower Street, Preston
DIVRS located at 285-287 High Street, Preston
Preston Library is located at 266 Gower Street, Preston
Darebin Council customer service is located at 274 Gower Street, Preston.