Support Group Meetings

Here are details of our upcoming support group meetings in Metford and Hamilton

Support meeting

Surfers for Autism 2016 – What a day!

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.

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Carers – come along on Wednesday for a free lunch!

Carers Lunch

Hamilton Support Group – 7th October

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Transition Forum

transition forum

Central Coast Christmas Party

Well worth the trip down to the Central Coast for this …CCCP

Free telephone counselling for male carers

Male Carers

Sensory Detective Workshop – 21 August

Nelle Frances is coming to Newcastle on 21 August. See the details of this event and how to book on the flyer below.

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Dad’s Support Group

Hunter Connect is facilitating the inaugural Dad’s Disability Support Group meeting. See the flyer below for details and how to RSVP / register your interest!

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Research assistance

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: c3118296@uon.edu.au