National Autism Strategy – NAS Submission

National Autism Strategy – NAS Submission

AFSA National Autism Strategy

A group from the AFSA committee provided input to the draft National Autism Strategy (NAS) in October 2023, emphasizing that those with Severe and Profound Autism need to be central to the strategy. It was strongly recommended that the NAS needs to reflect a very broad and balanced representation of realities from the very different worlds that the Autism spectrum covers. This input was in line with the Senate Committee’s report on Autism (2022)2, which called for the development of a national strategy. The report identified a divergence in views, most apparent between autistic self-advocates and parents of SPA family members, who are heavily or completely reliant on parent or carer advocacy.

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Seeking New Committee Members

Seeking New Committee Members

Seeking new committee members – fresh eyes, new skills

The upcoming retirement of several long-time committee members presents an opportunity for fresh eyes, new skills and new management to take the association forward.

An information kit and nomination form can be requested by email to secretary@afsaconnect.org.au

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e-Contact Issue 7

e-Contact Issue 7

eContact Issue #7 Out Now

It’s been a busy time for AFSA and so here’s our jam-packed E-Connect Summer Edition!

On the 29th of August 2023, AFSA held it’s AGM and voted in new Office bearers and general committee. We would like to welcome the new committee.

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Websdale is our new President.
  • Tracey Hayes who’s been with AFSA for over a decade is now our new Vice President
  • Sarah Weinstock, the new Secretary of AFSA

Our new General Committees members are Zeba Bilal, Tim Pryde, Liana Brasacchio and Jim Adamopoulos.

Carmen Jan was our new Treasurer (however has recently had to resign due to family commitments)

We’d like to thank our past office bearers, Michael Tucker (President), Catrina Mulderry (Vice President), Kim Woo (past Treasurer) and Amanda Golding (Secretary) and general committee members, for their work with AFSA over the years, continued membership and all the very best in their future endeavours.

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Annual Report 2023

Annual Report 2023

Annual Report 2023

This report contains the details of the activities of the Autism Family Support Association Inc for the period 1st July 2022 to 30th June 2023.

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e-Contact Issue 6

e-Contact Issue 6

eContact Issue #6 Out Now

Our Winter Issue of eContact is ready now. Thank you for the positive feedback about our eContact.  Please share it with others you know with an interest in autism – and encourage them to register as a member of AFSA. We currently have 268 registered members – all have a family member or members with autism.

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