Otago Children's Autism Support Group

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Raising money for therapy for awesome local children with autism. All funds raised are used to pay the modest wages of skilled therapists.

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Our kids receive invaluable therapy from skilled therapists earning modest wages. But, the main sources of funds we've relied on - grants applications (community, lotteries etc) - are becoming harder to secure, because of increasing numbers of charities vying for the same funds. So we are trying other approaches, to keep this project alive in our region!

This kind of therapy isn't funded by the health or education systems. Like most other disabilites-related services, it is too easy for the government to ignore.

The therapy is very empathetic, and each kid has a programme tailored to their needs. For more info about how it works, visit our website www.otagokidsautism.org

More about us

We are a group of pro-active parents in the Otago region, raising funds for therapy for children with autism. We also help organise therapy and case management, and assessments from visiting psychologists.

We're involved in a range of fundraising from small local events to grants applications.

This group started in 2004. We believe the NZ government should fund early intervention therapy for kids with autism, on the strength of the results of therapy and the benefits to the kids involved, and their families and schools.


Latest update

Seminar on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Autism Spectrum Disorder  6 September 2015

Recently the group asked Dr. Paul Trani (Paediatrics, Dunedin Hospital) to give a talk for interested parents and people who work with children with ASD called Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an important and often fraught topic in the care and treatment of children affected by ASD.

Medical studies indicate that a large proportion of families of children with ASD are using CAM therapies. How do we integrate care?

The talk was entertaining and very useful. Many thanks to Paul who gave his time and energy for this informative fundraiser.

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Latest donations

  • Studio Tula

    Studio Tula on 22 Aug 2018

    $200

    Very grateful for all the work that Otago Children's Autism Support Group does for Kids with Autism in Dunedin. We are so excited for Studio Tula to be able to support them in this way, in collaboration with Alex Gilks, Local Graphic Designer.

    $200

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 15 Nov 2017

    $15

    $15

  • Justin boyne

    Justin boyne on 01 Nov 2017

    $26

    Go,Tim u ledgend

    $26

  • Adrienne Ferriman

    Adrienne Ferriman on 31 Oct 2017

    Private

    Good luck for the big run Tim. All going to a great cause

    Private

  • Matt Pettersson

    Matt Pettersson on 31 Oct 2017

    $40

    Go well Gibbo!!!

    $40


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