Challenge Disability Services in Trangie host fun day for Autism Awareness month

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April marks Autism Awareness month, where diversity is celebrated and inclusion is embraced. 

On Wednesday, April 10 the team from Challenge Disability Services in Trangie held a community fun day to promote understanding and bring the people connected to disability together with the community.

The group embraced coloured puzzle pieces as part of the celebrations, to symbolise the complexity of the autism spectrum and the diversity of the people living with autism across the country.

Everyone wore their brightest colours and biggest smiles with money raised for new sensory equipment for the Trangie community. 

According to Autism Spectrum Australia, an estimated one in 70 people has autism, which equates to almost 230,000 Australians.

Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that each person has a distinct set of strengths and challenges, which include difficulty with social communication, social interaction and restricted or repetitive behaviours and interests.

Article by Narromine News April 24th, 2019 click here to view

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About Challenge Community Services

Over 60 years ago we were a small band of parents and friends seeking support services for our children with disability. Today, Challenge has grown to be one of the largest community support services in New South Wales. We provide support to over 2500 people from Albury to Lismore, Sydney, Dubbo, Tamworth and beyond. With over 900 staff, more than 90 of which have a disability, we strive to comply with and exceed all standards required under State and Federal Acts.
In the spirit of Reconciliation, Challenge Community Services acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country, and their connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures and customs, and to Elders both past and present.
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