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Asperger Centre will be closing permanently
May 17, 2019
The Asperger Centre will close in May 2019!
We wish to advise all our subscribers, supporters, volunteers and friends that the Asperger Centre at Virginia will be closed from Friday 17 May 2019.
This decision was a difficult one for the Board of Directors but a necessary one. The decision recognises that the world has changed considerably since a small group of parents began meeting in 1994 to talk about the challenges they faced as parents of children with Asperger’s Syndrome. From those small beginnings grew a strong and innovative organisation that contributed significantly to an understanding of autism in Australia.
Today people are able to access information, share experiences and gather support through a number of avenues. Autism organisations and professional services are readily accessible. The NDIS has created a new funding environment that allows people to shape their own individual pathway. While it has its challenges we hope that people on the lower end of the autism spectrum will be able to access all that the NDIS has to offer.
Over the next few months we will be doing all those things that are needed to close the Centre. During this period we will continue business as usual.
The Centre will be closed during the Easter school holidays through to the ANZAC public holiday (from Monday 8 April to Friday 26 April). It will reopen Monday 29 April and operate fully until Friday 17 May.
Phone and referral services will continue after that date until further notice.
We’d like to thank you all for your support over the years.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
15 March 2019