Firstly, I applaud all of you involved for starting a grassroots organisation, a task which is always difficult, and especially so when caring for a family member with an ASD. I read that members are spread over the states, which does make coordination difficult. Perhaps a central committe should be established, and then smaller state committees can be made. I know that this all depends on numbers and such and I would like to be involved (involved but unfortunately not head) in the SA subbranch. I know nothing of how organisations actually run as such, especially when it comes to treasury, but am peachy keen to be involved in some way, awareness and policy are my passions.
Are there any other individuals out there willing to put their hands up? SInce we all have such enormous responsibilities already I think that the state and federal committees need a large number of people to share the burden and ensure that we all dont get completely burnt out. Come on people, these are our children/family that we are talking about, and clearly if we do not stand up for them, no one else is going to.
Tara Brown (SA)
Mother of son with ASD