About Us

The Australian Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopment (AusCAN) provides a pathway for parents and caregivers looking to maximise their child’s capacity to learn, and potentially thrive.

We are driven by a passion to improve a child’s learning capacity in the early stages of an autism or neurodevelopment diagnosis and beyond.

No one child is the same, so we offer a range of existing and emergingtherepies specific to your child’s individual needs and responses.


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Services

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NEUROFEEDBACK


Brain Training through Games

Who would have thought that so much good can come from movies and video games? Neurofeedback is a process used to train the brain based on the principles of Operant conditioning.


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AUDITORY TRAINING


Stimulate Auditory Pathways

Auditory processing can be likened to vision problems. The difference is that auditory processing is an often-overlooked problem in both children and adults.



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TRANSCRANIAL DIRECT STIMULATION (tDCS)

Stimulate The Brain

Transcranial Direct Stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive technique that uses a constant, low-power electrical current that is delivered directly to targeted, specific regions of the brain by using two tiny electrodes attached to the scalp.

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PSYCHOLOGY & COUNSELLING SERVICES

Supporting the whole family

Transcranial Direct Stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive technique that uses a constant, low-power electrical current that is delivered directly to targeted, specific regions of the brain by using two tiny electrodes attached to the scalp.

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BRAIN FUNCTION PROFILE

Stimulate The Brain

Transcranial Direct Stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive technique that uses a constant, low-power electrical current that is delivered directly to targeted, specific regions of the brain by using two tiny electrodes attached to the scalp.

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WELCOME

The brain is an amazing and flexible tool that has the capacity to alter behaviours and improve lives!

When a child receives a diagnosis of autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions, the tidal wave of grief, despair, confusion and information-overload is profound So many options. So little time.

Amidst the clutter of information and emotions, AusCan provides a positive and supportive environment of like-minded families who rise above pre-conceptions often associated with a diagnosis. It allows families to tap into a range of existing and emerging therapies and programs, with guidance and direction from qualified neurodevelopmental and psychology professionals.

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All programs are led by qualified professionals and are medicine free,

safe and selected based on clinical research and outcomes

PRACTITIONERS

AusCan is led by qualified and reputed professionals

Nerida Saunders – Senior Psychologist
BA, Dip Ed, Grad Couns., MPhil., Certified EMDR practitioner
Positions held past and current: President Gold Coast Australian College Clinical Psychologists (ACCP) (2007-2008) President Applied Neuroscience Society Australasia (ANSA) (2008-2010) Clinical Advisor Solstice-Mind Matters (SMM) (1992-current) Co-Director “The Memory Read More
Dr Rustam Yumash – Managing Director
B. Med, Russia, Dip.Neurology (Russia)
Rustam is a Neurocoach, Neurofeedback Practitioner, Researcher and developer of neuroscience based products and services. After finishing his degree in medicine, he developed his approach to Mind – Body Somatic Read More
Dr Louise Olivier – Senior Psychologist
BA, MA, Dip Ed, Psy D, MAPS, MACCP
Registered psychologist, psychotherapist, counsellor, educator and trainer, Ms Olivier has over twenty years experience in Australia and USA working with individuals, groups and community organizations. Ms Olivier specializes in a Read More
Ana Almagro – Provisional Psychologist
BA (Psyc Sc) (hon), MPP
APHRA: PSY0001961368 Ana runs the Auditory Processing Training Program.  The program used electronically modified music and voice to enhance auditory neural plasticity.  It is targeted toward children who have Auditory Processing Read More

GET IN TOUCH


Initial consultation

We are here for you if you want to take the first step and discuss your individual needs over the phone or email. We will do our best to listen and inform.


Initial assessment

Every family will receive an initial and detailed assessment to support an integrated program that best suits their requirements, time and budget.


Fully confidential

We are qualified and accredited professionals and work under a strict professional code.