Biography

Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with extreme autism at the age of 2. At the age of 10, after many years of ABA therapy, along with speech-language and physio therapies, Carly began communicating on a voice-output device, and eventually on a personal computer. Her progress has been captured in news segments on ABC, CTV (Canada's largest national television network) and CNN as well as in the press.

Living with Autism

Two years ago, Cooper hardly spoke at all and his communication barriers teamed with sensory issues made it difficult for him to concentrate and resulted in challenging behaviours. Consequently, he had trouble participating in activities enjoyed by other children his age, which was hard for his parents, Jodi and Adam, to watch.

The challenge for families

Funding  the  Education and Therapy of Pre-Schoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Below is  information about costs involved in  providing early intervention preschool autistic education and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) therapy by qualified health professionals. The therapy is carried out in the child`s home.

GUEST SPEAKER

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Autism Spectrum Disorders. It is a confusing and challenging condition that affects one in 119 children and impacts enormously on their family.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING LIONS TO DO.................

Lions, Lioness, Leos,

Delegates to this year’s Multiple District Convention in Launceston are being asked to vote on a range of Motions including one put forward by our own District 201N5 concerning early intervention preschool autism spectrum disorder education and therapy.  The purpose of this email is to give you enough information so that your Club delegates can make an informed decision on the Motion.

PROJECT NOTICE OF MOTION

Seeking the adoption of a Multiple District Project

Submitted by: District 201N5 Convention

*** MOTION WAS ACCEPTED OVERWHELMINGLY AT CONVENTION ***

Subject: Preschool Autism Education and Therapy

PRESCHOOL AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS EDUCATON AND THERAPY PROJECT


Introduction

It is with a great sense of urgency that I speak to the motion “That this Multiple District Convention adopts the Preschool Autism Spectrum Disorders Education and Therapy Project as a category “B” Project for a term expiring on the 30th June 2012”.

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NOTICE OF MOTION TO MD CONVENTION

*** MOTION WAS ACCEPTED OVERWHELMINGLY AT CONVENTION ***

MOTION: That the following Motion be submitted to the next Multiple District Convention.

SUBJECT:               PRESCHOOL AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD) EDUCATION AND THERAPY PROJECT.

Multiple District 201 Convention Launceston April 2011

Notice of Motion

 Preschool Autism Education and Therapy Project

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