What is MATES?

MATES is an acronym for Mates Assisting TEngage Socially

What does MATES foster?

MATES is about fostering friendship and inclusion in education, the workforce and society 

What does MATES focus on?

  • MATES is about empowerment, we approach our goals with a view of focusing on developing strengths, not on deficits or feelings of victimhood. 
About Us

Our Vision

To create a more inclusive and accepting society for those living on the autism spectrum 

 The MATES goals and values are in line with honouring Australia’s commitment as a signatory to the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPWD).  

Focusing on the following articles in the CRPWD:  


Autism MATES also works towards helping to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which are the blueprint for achieving a a better future for us all. Our particular focus is on the following goals: 

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Feel free to browse … and keep in mind that with every purchase you make in the MATES Shop with Purpose, you are directly helping a young person on the autism spectrum achieve their dreams.

“You may not be able to change the whole world, but you can change the world for one person”

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