We are a group of pro-active parents in the Dunedin area of New Zealand who have children with autism.

We are committed to helping organise and fundraise for intensive early interventions which help make easier the lives of affected children and their families.

News Archive

Here you will find all of our previous News articles that have been posted on the website.

June 04 2009

Wacky Hair Day

The trust organised a Wacky Hair Day as part of Autism Awareness week 1 June – 7 June. All schools and kindergartens in the Dunedin region were approached to support us with our aim to build awareness of autism with Dunedin children by raising funds to hold a workshop in early 2010.
April 18 2009

Local family living with autism

Article in Otago Daily Times about member’s of our trust the von Ballmoos family. Read article here
March 24 2009

Local company in autism education deal

A company called Innovative Learning are involved in a lucrative deal, in which they will provide new education programmes to help professionals gain more skills in this area. Read the Otago Daily Times article here. You might be interested in reading the interpretation of ‘autism epidemic’ which someone has posted there also.
You might have already looked at clips on YouTube of therapy and various kinds of resources and education ideas for people with autism. Here’s an example below from Canada: a company called AutismPro.
Given the scale of financial investment in these things, it probably needs a debate about whether online resources can make an effective enough substitute for things like teaching and goal-setting
March 19 2009

Magic show: bring your kids

Our annual fundraising magic show is coming up soon. It’s at 10AM on Wednesday April 15, in the first week of the school holidays, down at Carisbrook in the corporate box area. It’s a great distraction for kids. We would like to say a huge thanks once again to the magical Jonathan Usher.
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