Debbie Cooper, our Community Program’s Co-ordinator attended a graduation celebration on the 4th of July for her participation in the 2013 Leadership Program. This program provided a focus on leadership for women, and provided them with addition skills and knowledge to advance their personal and professional development.
Debbie is aiming to increase community awareness and acceptance for children, adults and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. “It’s time to celebrate our differences and support families and individuals who have the disorder. They have so much to offer us and we can grow and learn as a community.” Debbie is also gathering a network of educators and service providers to supply information and resources to the NE Victoria Autism/Aspergers Parent/Carer Support Group.