Asperlutely Autsome Inc is an Adelaide-based not-for-profit organisation. We are a community organisation formed by families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in order to support each other and to reach out to other families facing similar challenges.) Entirely staffed by volunteers, we organise social groups, events and weekends away that are ASD friendly.
We give individuals with ASD the opportunity to build skills, socialise, and participate in activities that might otherwise be difficult for them. As families living with ASD ourselves, we know that holidaying and getting out and about in the community can be difficult. Our loved ones can become easily overwhelmed, and members of the public often have negative reactions to challenging behaviours.
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What some of our members say.........
"We are writing to thank Asperlutely Autsome for supporting the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community in South Australia. Our 10 year old son has Asperger’s syndrome and finds outings in the community difficult, causing significant anxiety for him. Often outings result in negative stimuli for him due to a lack of understanding in the broader community about ASD.
As a family we have attended a number of Asperlutely Autsome events. At first our son was reluctant to attend, however we persevered and over the past year he has made friends, gained confidence and found acceptance while participating in events and activities organised by Asperlutely Autsome volunteers. Rather than being reluctant to attend, our son now looks forward to Asperlutely Austsome events. We are very grateful to be able to ‘get out of the house’, participate in activities and enjoy successful family outings which would otherwise not be practicable or possible to undertake as a family.
We believe that Asperlutely Austome’s approach of supporting families, promoting awareness and providing an environment of acceptance has had a huge impact on our son’s self-esteem and ability to engage with others at school and in the community.
Thank you! "
"A big massive thankyou to everyone who organized, planned, cooked, drove and supplied things for todays “Wet & Wild” event!! I am so grateful to be able to bring my children today! I enjoyed these activities as a child but don’t have the facilities to take my own children, so this was amazing for us.. I loved every minute of watching them have the best time ever!! "
"This weekend I had the privilege of helping families and children on the autism spectrum have a fantastic weekend at Goolwa. Boat rides, JetSki rides, and biscuit rides. The most rewarding part of it all was seeing how much fun all the children had and how happy they were. Thanks to Asperlutely Autsome for an awesome weekend. I had so much fun doing all the activities myself. It's amazing to be part of such a wonderful community. Please let Tim know that I said thank you for taking me on a few JetSki rides! First time ever on a JetSki and I loved it! "