8 March 2019
The ASDESI Program and World Autism Awareness Day – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. In July 0f 2018, Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) revised its autism prevalence rates from 1 in 100 to 1 in 70. This represents a 40% increase and equates to approximately 353,880 Australians.
The word ‘spectrum’ describes the range of difficulties that people on the autism spectrum may experience and the degree to which they may be affected.
The ASDESI Program
ASDESI (Autism Spectrum Disorder Education, Support and Information) is a support program managed by Interchange Australia to provide services to families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The ASDESI program was initiated by Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK) and provides a range of services for families caring for a young person (up to the age of 18 years of age) with ASD.
Services are individually tailored and includes:
• Parent and carer information and education;
• Social support for children and young people of various ages and with
• case management; and
• activities including – Holiday Kids Klub, music, siblings group, family conferences and special interest days.
Each year, Interchange Australia co-hosts an event to raise awareness of autism and the ASDESI Program to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day.
This year, we are inviting the community to Bradman Oval on Tuesday 2nd April from 4pm to 6pm to learn more about autism, the ASDESI Program and to participate in a variety of cricket and sports-related activities conducted by Coverdrive on the iconic oval.
Tickets are $10 for ASDESI and Coverdrive members and $25 for the general public. Ticket price covers the entire family and includes entry, canapes, refreshments and participation in the activities.
Tickets are available from the Interchange Australia office located at 3 Forest Lane, Bowral, and from the Bradman Museum and Bradman Café located at St Jude Street, Bowral.
For more information, please call Joseph Lyons on 1300 112 334.
Thank you to our event partners, the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids, The Bradman Foundation’s Coverdrive Program and Bradman Café.