In The Media | 19 July 2016

Autism advocacy and support service launched in Bendigo

PEOPLE with lived experience of autism are driving a new advocacy organisation that has launched in Bendigo.

he Bendigo Autistic Advocacy and Support Service has set up shop in Wills Street, along with disability support provider Distinctive Options.

“This is amazing. We have an amazing network of families and autistic people in this town, and finally we’ve got a place to call home,” founder Beck Kelly said.

The service aims to support and mentor people with autism and their families, foster acceptance through education of schools, workplaces and the wider community, and advocate for people with autism in relation to education and employment.

Source: Bendigo Advertiser