Help autism supporters reach for new high

AUTISM Community Network (ACN) is soaring to great heights, just like the autistic individuals they support across 14 local governments areas and online throughout NSW and sometimes even overseas.

ACN members will be climbing Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko, on April 27, with the inaugural climb in 2023, growing from four people (who raised $11,000) to a team of 12 so far this year whose goal is to raise $30,000.
“We started the annual climb in 2023 to raise funds, as well as awareness of autism during Autism Awareness Month in April,” Autism Community Network CEO Vanessa Gauci said.
“The mountain represents the great heights autistic individuals can reach. It also represents the challenges individuals and carers can face – with some days feeling like we are climbing a mountain so we thought we would literally climb the highest peak in Australia, Mount Kosciouszko.”
With an estimated one in 70 individuals diagnosed with autism in Australia, and diagnosis becoming more prevalent, early intervention and foundational supports are imperative.
Autism Community Network has been providing these supports since 2011, with a range of activities including free carers support groups and activities, activities for autistic individuals of all ages including their much-loved Autistic Adults Social Clubs and Family Days.
They also hold online groups and offer education, information and advice.
If interested in joining the climb or to donate (tax deductible):