ROLLING FOR ASPERGERS
from Melbourne to Byron Bay
Yesterday at lunch time Charlie arrived in Byron Bay after travelling 1700 km on a skate board from Melbourne raising funds and awareness for Asperger's Syndrome.
In the afternoon four of us from Asperger Services Australia (ASA) travelled down to Byron Bay to meet Charlie, his crew, family and his friends. Thank you Tim, Nicole and Brendan who joined me to meet up with them.
ASA is the lucky beneficiary of his fantastic undertaking. Thank you Charlie. Thank you to everyone who so readily welcomed us at our arrival. A big cheer goes to his crew, his family and everyone who was involved in this venture.
The skate boarding has taken a toll on Charlie's body but his great smile does not give it away. He will now take a deserved few days off and rest his body. Enjoy Byron Charlie, it is a great place to take a break.
Whilst Charlie travelled through several towns on his way up to Byron, he was able to get some local media exposures. His awareness campaign has now moved Asperger's Syndrome up a few notches.
There is still an opportunity for you to support Charlie by donating to his Everyday Hero page on https://give.everydayhero.com/au/rollingforaspergers
Thank you, thank you again. Tremendous achievement!!
3rd National Conference 2015
19 to 21 February 2015
Thank you to all the delegates who attended the 3rd National Conference 2015. I would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who gave us their time to make this conference a success, time keepers, hosts of the rooms and our general back ground workers, making up the conference bags, badges and raffle sales. A special thank you goes to Jane Leonforte ,West Brisbane Region Support Group Co-ordinator, who was my constant support and organiser behind the scenes. Without her it would not have run as smoothly and she did a fantastic job being the MC. I also like to thank Ann Hughes, our Mt Gravatt Support Group Co-ordinator, who organised our raffles for the dinner and the conference.
It was wonderful to have our Directors, Camilla Andrews and John Tennock at the conference who also gave up their time to help out at the conference. Thank you.
I also would like to thank all the fantastic speakers who again, some of them for a third time, shared their stories, research and strategies. I always come away from our conferences with more information, direction and surprise of the wisdom our speakers have.
I also would like to thank all the stall holders, our major sponsors EPIC Employment Services, the Brisbane City Council, NDCO, Autism Queensland and I hope I have not forgotten anyone.
If you have any questions about the conference please do not hesitate to contact us on 07 3865 2911.
ASA 3rd National Conference 2015
Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 February 2015
Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane Queensland
***2015 Celebrating 21 years ***
Supporting those with Asperger's Syndrome
DINNER RSVP EXTENDED TO 16 FEBRUARY 2015
ASA 21st Anniversary Dinner
International Asperger Day
Wednesday 18 February
Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane Queensland
Guest Speaker: Graeme Simsion
Author of "The Rosie Project" and "The Rosie Effect"
Lucky Door Prize and Raffles
Due to the enormous increase in demand for services to assist people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs), Asperger Services Australia Ltd (ASA) opened the Asperger Centre on the north side of Brisbane in June 2012. Research among our members and callers has shown the need for a centre that provides members of the Asperger community with a safe and Asperger-friendly environment to connect with others and receive a wide range of professional support and education services.
Asperger Centre is at Unit 1, 16 Yarraman Place, Virginia
This centre provides people with Asperger's Syndrome the opportunity to reach their individual potential to benefit society by full and effective acceptance, participation and inclusion in the community.
Asperger Services aims to
- Give mutual support to people with Asperger's Syndrome and their carers
- Provide relevant up to date information on Asperger's Syndrome
- Encourage research into Asperger's Syndrome
- Promote awareness and engage in community education
- Campaign for improved educational services and equal opportunity
What does Asperger Services Australia provide?
- Confidential support
- Information and referral services
- FREE Information to parents, education staff, professionals, service providers and governmental bodies
- Professional Development conferences, seminars and workshops for parents, education staff and professionals
- Monthly meetings at various locations
- Support Groups for parents
- Support group for adults with AS
- Support Group for teenage girls and women with AS
- Support Group for Fathers
- A monthly newsletter (financial members only)
- Family activities
- Carers respite weekends
- A large lending resource library View Catalogue (only financial members have access to the library)
- Book and DVD Sales
- Links with other organisations
Asperger Services Australia - PO Box 159 VIRGINIA QLD 4034 Australia - Tel:+61 7 3865 2911 - ASA Head Office Email