Thanks to everyone who turned out at Nobby’s Beach on Saturday 13 February for Hunter Connect’s annual “Surfers for Autism” event. Everyone had a great time and much needed funds were raised on the day to allow Hunter Connect to continue to support local families affected by Autism. Special mention to our volunteers and corporate sponsors, without whom the day would not be possible.
We have been asked by a University of Newcastle student to assist with her research. If you can help, please contact Linda directly:
Are you the parent of a child aged 16-25, who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? If so, we would like your help particularly if you are experiencing behaviours from your child that you perceive are aggressive in nature.
This study is interested in both the positive and negative interpretations of parenting a child with a diagnosis of ASD and how you, the parent, make sense of any behaviours that seem aggressive. We are interested in how these difficulties sometimes associated with Autism Spectrum disorder, impact positively and negatively on parenting and the day-to-day functioning of family life and relationships.
If you would like to know more, please contact Linda West at: firstname.lastname@example.org