Autism West is a not for profit organisation with a mission to enrich the lives of people affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Previously known as FOCUS (Focus on children within the autism spectrum), Autism West was established by a group of passionate parents who wanted to do something about the lack of autism services in Perth.
With a long-standing history of offering support services to the Perth community, Autism West also operates within rural areas of Western Australia. One child in every 100 is diagnosed with autism in Australia every year with the number growing every year with more awareness of the disorder.
Autism is a lifelong disorder that needs a whole community approach, from the children, to the parents, teachers and health professionals associated with the person with the ASD diagnosis.
The iiNet Team Sprint Cup is Autism West’s major annual fundraising event, the gross funds raised for 2013 was over $130,000! That’s an amazing effort from the Team Sprint Cup committee members and corporate groups.
Funds raised from the 2013 iiNet Team Sprint Cup have been applied to the running of the Autism Centre and support many of the services that Autism West provides:
This article was written by Gabriella La Blanca, Executive Officer at Autism West.