About us

Lizard is one of Australia’s leading providers of evidence-based intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorder (autism) and related developmental delays.

At the core of our services and support is Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), a scientifically validated methodology with over 50 years of proven results in Australia and overseas.

We focus on applying ABA techniques to create individual programs for children with autism that deliver lasting improvements in all areas of a child’s development: communication, cognition, social interaction, play, motor skills and independent living skills. Lizard is one of the largest ABA early intervention organisation in Australia.

Our services combine a number of elements to provide an early intervention program for children with ASD and their families. This comprehensive and intensive approach to program design ensures your child’s progress is accelerated.

Lizard Centres

We opened our first Lizard Centre specialist paediatric clinic in Sydney in 2003 and now also have centres in Melbourne and Adelaide. New in-home services are also now on-stream and in development. We think this level of flexibility and choice is essential to effective early intervention with children with autism.

Lizard started as a collaboration between Elizabeth Watson and Lizard Centre director Nicole Rogerson after working together on Nicole’s son Jack’s ABA program. Nicole is also the founder and CEO of Autism Awareness Australia.

Lizard Centre is part of the Nextt group, a leading Australian provider of in-home care across the children’s, disability, mental health and aged care sectors.

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Our History

At Lizard, we are united by a common vision to ensure all children have the best possible chance of reaching their full potential through early intensive childhood intervention.

We seek to understand the needs of your family and child, support you in your decision making, and collaborate with you in setting goals. We are passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for our families and are always eager to improve on our services following any feedback.

How we can help?

Lizard aims to help your child develop independence and reach their full potential. We support children and their families to get more out of life and achieve their goals through the use of empirically supported and evidence-based strategies.

The Lizard team aim to take a child-focussed approach by working with the team around the child including their family, community and daycare or school to ensure the best possible outcomes. We listen to you, are responsive to your needs and help you to build a tailored plan for your child that fits within your needs.

The Lizard Process

Comprehensive Behavioural Assessment

A comprehensive assessment that pinpoints your child’s developmental strengths & weaknesses.

Program Design

Design a program of early intensive behavioural intervention or behavioural therapy which may include in-home, in-centre and in-school/daycare sessions.


Match you with Lizard Behaviour Therapists in your area.


Run & monitor your program to ensure your child is progressing, getting agreed and sufficient hours of supervision & therapy.


Review your child’s progress with the team working with your child to make necessary changes to ensure positive outcomes.

Contact us for more information

Find out how behaviours of concern can be addressed to give your child a better chance to learn. Get our Parent Info Pack and a free phone consultation to find out the range of options available for your child’s unique situation.

Call us on 1300 752 617

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm (AEST)

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