Autism Spectrum Family Support Group
The Macarthur Autism Spectrum Family Support Group was set up at the request of parents caring for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This support group provides an opportunity for parents to:
- Share their experiences and knowledge
- Organise social and information activities
- Lobby for more services where needed
- Learn about services and support available for families and children from experts in the field.
The group is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and is open to parents and family members of children with any Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
Meetings run from 10.30am to 12.30pm on the Second Tuesday of each month with a free light lunch and guest speakers each month.
The group will meet on the following dates in 2016:
- April 5th
- May 10th
- June 14th
- July 12th
- August 9th
- September 13th
- October 11th
- November 8th
- December 13th
For more information on the Autism Spectrum Family Support Group, please contact the MDS Community Development Worker on (02) 4621 8400.
For information and resources relevant to families affected by Autism in the Macarthur area, visit the Macarthur Autism Family Support website at macarthurautismfamilysupport.wordpress.com.
The Macarthur Autism Spectrum Family Support Group, with the support of Macarthur Disability Services, has compiled a local Autism Services Directory. This great resource provides information along with a range of recommended services to benefit people with autism, their families and carers. Click here to download this fantastic resource.
Aspect have launched a fantastic website called ‘Launchpad’. The site is designed for young people with Autism aged 16 years & over and their families. It covers topics they need to know as they transition from school to adult life. Visit www.autismlaunchpad.org.au