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Andrew Robb MP, Federal Member for Goldstein, is set to host a forum on the important issue of autism, a complex disorder which affects some 120,000 Australians.
The Goldstein Autism Spectrum Disorder Forum is to be held on Friday 31 October at the Sandringham Yacht Club from 11am.
“The aim of the forum is to seek solutions to the many issues facing families and carers on a daily basis,” Mr Robb said.
A range of experts will speak at the forum offering their opinion on current issues such as education, funding and program initiatives. Autism Victoria, Larmenier School, MOIRA Disability Services and Baptcare are just some of the organisations to be represented at the forum.
Parents and careers will form discussion groups to discuss the many issues affecting their lives which will then feed into the wider discussion.
“While there is still no known single cause for autism, there a number of avenues available to help families deal with autism such as early diagnosis and intervention. I very much look forward to the forum to see what more can be done for those with autism, and the families and carers of those with autism,” Mr Robb said.
Mr Robb warmly thanked the Sandringham Yacht Club for hosting the forum at no charge.
Further information on the Goldstein Autism Spectrum Disorder Forum can be obtained through Andrew Robb’s office on 9557 4664.
Media contact: 9557 4644
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