Autism Family Support Association

Welcome to AFSA

The Autism Family Support Association Inc. (AFSA) is a community based volunteer group representing those in Victoria who have a family member/s on the Autism Spectrum.


Who are we

Established in 1985, AFSA’s purpose is to assist and support individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder by providing emotional and practical support for parents, carers and families.

AFSA is managed by a voluntary committee which strives to be the voice of parents, carers and families by establishing relationships with like organizations and government offices in order to convey relevant experiences and information.

Via our website, social media and meetings AFSA provides links to contemporary evidence based information and links to resources, networks and support services within Victoria.

AFSA actively raises our community’s concerns with state and federal government policy makers, the primary goal being to achieve better education and support services for Autism / ASD families.

A little bit

About Us

AFSA was formed by a group of parents and has been a respected and valued member of many federal and state government reviews and working groups representing the family perspective – the ‘lived experience’. This involvement has been instrumental in advancing awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder by policy makers, service providers and the community.

The work of AFSA is limited only by the size and expertise of our committee. Parents, carers and family members are encouraged to join our committee and help make AFSA’s voice even louder.


AFSA Events

AFSA had to suspend our planned activities for 2020 to enable our volunteer committee members to care for their family members during the COVID19 restrictions period. We are currently working on new plans and details will be posted on our Facebook page, website and emailed to our members.



Download our statement outlining concerns with the NDIA Independent Assessments here.

You can read the NDIA information provided about these here.


AFSA Covid-19 Statement

Download our updated COVID-19 statement VSN 2A here.

A good source of information about COVID-19 can be found on the VCOSS website here.





Here is a quick look at what AFSA is currently involved with – who we are meeting with, submissions we have prepared and any major announcements important to Victorian parents, carers and families.


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Phone or SMS:  0421 642 364

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