Autism Family Support AssociationWelcome 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
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 2019 AGM
Sunday 18th August at 2pm in the Willis Room, adjacent to the Whitehorse Library, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.
Guest Speakers will be Daryl Giles and his son Daniel from Speaking Insights “From Diagnosis to OAM – A Personal Autism Journey“. No charge and no need to book.
AFSA INFORMATION SESSION
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, 10 am to 12 noon, Willis Room, adjacent to the Whitehorse Library, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.
Sonja Pase, Victorian Director of the Commission will talk about the role of the commission, participants’ complaints process, code of conduct for disability workers, and information about behavior support and restrictive practices.
Full details are outlined in this flier.
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.