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:


Hamilton Support Group Meeting

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2015 Annual General Meeting

The Hunter Connect committee is seeking expressions of interest for new committee members. The committee is composed of volunteers and we have several vacancies we are looking to fill. If you can spare a few hours a month to help support families affected by Autism, please contact Rachael to discuss how you can become part of our team!



Autism Expo 2015 – Register today


The Autism EXPO is put together to support the number of Families and individuals who live and work with the condition on a daily basis.

This Year Autism Expo in the Central Coast offers more information, advice, products and services available in the area.

During the EXPO you can hear from leading autism professionals; discover a number of products and services; Learn practical strategies for the home and classroom; access specialist advice from clinicians, therapists.

You Won’t Want to Miss Out!!

If you haven’t registered for the Autism Expo 2015- Central Coast, being held on June 20 at Central Coast Leagues Club, in Central Coast,
Please use this link to register


There is no registration fee, but is important to register because there is a limit to the number of people that can be accommodated for the work shops, and we also want for everyone to enjoy the event.

We do ask for you pay at the door, a $10 entry fee donation for a local Charity “Hunter Connect- Autism Spectrum Support”

With out the communities support, organisations that support children with special needs will not remain open and assist family’s in need.

A short list of some of the services attending and speakers, a full program will be emailed to registered visitors, program will also be posted on Facebook.

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NDIS drop in sessions

NDIS drop in

Centrelink Presentation


Autism Expo 2015

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Planning ahead for Carers

Carers 29 Oct 2014

Carers Expo 2014 – Newcastle Panthers

Check out the 2014 Expo for Families and Carers at Newcastle Panthers on 9 October. Entry is Free!

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