The Lab

A network of technology clubs for young people with high functioning autism and Asperger’s who enjoy working with computers


Mentoring by technical professionals in
programming, 3D, Digital Design, and Gaming.

What is The Lab?

The Lab is a growing network of technology clubs for 10 to 16 year-old young people diagnosed with High Functioning Autism who enjoy working with computers. The Lab offers mentoring by technology professionals in areas such as programming, 3D, digital design and gaming.

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The Lab News

  • A new Lab at Rhodes in Sydney’s inner west will commence sessions in term 4.
  • The Tonsley (SA) Lab has relocated to Melrose Park.
  • The South Barwon (Geelong) Lab Launches a program for post-secondary participants.

About Lab sessions

The Lab’s approach is unstructured and does not have expectations of specific education or technology outcomes.

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Mentors with technical expertise

By pairing young people who have High Functioning Autism with tutors who have technical expertise in areas of mutual interest, The Lab seeks to improve the well-being and life prospects of young people who are often highly skilled but whose condition can lead them to fall through gaps in the mainstream education system. The Lab is always on the lookout for enthusiastic and skilled tech mentors.

Jobs at the lab

The Lab resources

Join The Lab to access a great variety of helpful videos and powerpoints for students, mentors and parents.

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Introduction to The Lab