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 has 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 will return as soon as we can – new plans will be posted on our website and emailed to our members when activities resume.
Nuturing Belonging and Friendship for Autism Families lunch.
Nuturing Belonging and Friendship for Autism Families AFSA members lunch.
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.
Senate Select Committee on Autism AFSA has made...
AFSA Agendas of Issues The AFSA committee has...
Victorian Carers Strategy AFSA has received a...
Victorian Autism Plan launched in December 2019...