APRIL is international Autism Awareness Month.
On Saturday, April 13, the Autism Advisory Support Service (AASS) in Liverpool will host its annual Concert for Autism at the Liverpool Catholic Club.
Autism is a condition that affects one in 100 children.
In NSW, almost half of all children diagnosed with autism live within 40 kilometres of Liverpool. Many of them use the free services offered by AASS.
AASS president Grace Fava said it was important for the community to understand this disorder and its impact on family and on society.
“Liverpool is the epicentre for autism in NSW,” she said. “Waiting list times for assessments and services are lengthy, and in the public health system in Liverpool, there is a waiting list of approximately six months for assessment.
“Early intervention is the key to assisting children with autism.”
Mrs Fava has two sons diagnosed with autism.
She said many parents with affected children didn’t understand the full extent of the disorder, and that education was crucial.
Tickets to this year’s Concert for Autism cost $40 and can be booked through Ticketek [ticketek南京夜网.au].
All proceeds will go to the Autism Advisory Support Service.
Liverpool Catholic Club is on the corner of Hoxton Park and Joadja roads, Hoxton Park.
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