MEET CHAL­LENGE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

LIV­ING with autism spec­trum dis­or­der (ASD) is a daily chal­lenge faced by one in 100 peo­ple – that is al­most 26,000 Western Aus­tralians, in­clud­ing 4000 chil­dren within the State’s pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem.

Autism West is host­ing a one­and-a-half-day sym­po­sium with a sim­ple mes­sage at its core – it is time we re­think autism.

I en­cour­age any­one with an in­ter­est in autism to at­tend the sym­po­sium on Novem­ber 4-5 at Fre­man­tle, but es­pe­cially those whose lives may be touched by it – fam­ily mem­bers, teach­ers, GPs and al­lied health staff. ALI­SON DAVIS, chief ex­ec­u­tive, Autism West.

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