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Autism board’s big plans

Friday, 3rd April, 2015

New board members of the Rural and Remote Autism Network (from left) Stacey Evers, Simon Evers, Marc Coulter, and Mia Lawrence with son Joseph. PICTURE: Emily Roberts New board members of the Rural and Remote Autism Network (from left) Stacey Evers, Simon Evers, Marc Coulter, and Mia Lawrence with son Joseph. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Autism network has elected its board and has big plans this month.

“The most recent figures suggest that one in every 68 children are affected by autism,” said newly-elected local president Stacey Evers. 

“The important thing for people to remember is that children and adults with autism just want to be accepted, treated with respect and given the same opportunities as everyone else,” she said.

Stacey said the local group was supported by great volunteers.

“The new board is keen to get started and will be kicking things off with a variety of awareness and fundraising activities during April.”

On April 11, they will have a cake stall at Newsworld from 8am.

There will be movie premieres on April 11 and 12 for “Tinkerbell and the Never Beast” and April 18 and 19 for “Shaun the Sheep”. All the screenings will be at 11am.

A beautiful tapestry has been donated and will be raffled and drawn in time for Mother’s Day, Stacey said.

For more information or to help contact Stacey on 0409 228 572 or email rural.autism@yahoo.com.au.

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