Parents caring for children with autism or a disability are encouraged to attend a Community Meeting at Abacus Learning Centre on Tuesday, July 28.
The meeting will take place during the Hastings leg of my 500km Walk for Autism.
Parents caring for children with autism or a disability have a tough job and do incredibly well in creating loving and supportive environments for their children but sometimes they require additional support.
One of the biggest hurdles parents often face is access to services such as early intervention therapy and teachers’ aides.
Abacus Learning Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that works with children who have autism and provides early intervention therapy to help these children integrate into mainstream schools.
The community meeting will be a forum where parents can openly discuss these and other issues faced when caring for a child with a disability.
My 500km Walk for Autism began on July 20 at Arthurs Seat and will end on August 7 at Phillip Island.
During my walk I hope to visit as many schools and community organisations as possible to speak about the challenges presented by autism and to encourage the community to raise money for this worthwhile cause.
Funds raised from the 500km Walk for Autism will be divided between Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings and Amaze (Autism Victoria).
The community meeting on autism and disability will take place at Abacus Learning Centre, 74 Victoria Street, Hastings at 6pm on Tuesday, July 28.
Any local residents wishing to join me in the community meeting can register their attendance by calling my office on 5979 3188.
Donations to the walk can be made online at www.greghunt.com.au