The Lab

A network of technology clubs for children and young people who identify as being on the autism spectrum and 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 children and young people who identify as being on the autism spectrum and who enjoy working with computers. The Lab offers mentoring by technology professionals in areas such as programming, 3D, digital design and gaming. While The Lab is not NDIS registered, many Lab participants use their NDIS plans to pay for Lab sessions.

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The Lab News

  • We’re hosting 90-minute Lab Online sessions to help you learn how to create your own game! Using MagicaVoxel you’ll learn how to create 3D assets which will be incorporated into a game with Godot. These programs are open-source and free so once you learn how to use them, you can build many more games!
    Zoom sessions Saturday October 24, 31 & November 7, 10.30am – 12noon AEDT (more sessions added if required)
    Register now by emailing admin@thelab.org.au
    Regular Lab Online fees apply
    Download the Lab Online FAQ here
  • New Lab Online groups for young people in Canberra & Perth are now registering participants.
    To join one of these group click on the Register button at the top of this page or on the Join a Lab page. Session details will be available soon.
  • The Lab usually attends the international games convention PAX in person but with the event completely online this year Lab Online participants created two exciting games to present in a video at the all online version of PAX. You can see our video presentation where participants talk about their games and their experience at The Lab Online at the bottom of this page.
  • ‘What’s it Like’ from the ABC features a The Lab participant from Sydney describing their experience being on the autism spectrum. It’s a wonderful watch.
    https://iview.abc.net.au/show/what-it-s-like/series/3/video/CK2004V001S00Please go to the Join a Lab page to register your interest in attending these sessions.
  • Click to view the ABC News item below.
    Global IT giant to hire Australian employees with autism