Last week we brought you news that world renowned Autism guru, Dr Tony Attwood, would be presenting in Taree on Friday 3 March. We’re pleased to report that in addition to a morning session, aimed at parents of children with Autism and adults who suspect they may have Autism, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning has invited Tony to present an additional session in the afternoon for clinicians and professionals.
If you have ever questioned whether you, or someone close to you, may have Autism, then CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning invites you to attend its free information session with world renowned Autism expert, Dr Tony Attwood.
Q Over the past few months, I have been seriously considering leaving my husband. We have been married for 14 years and we have three children but somewhere along the way, we have grown apart. I am torn between doing what’s “right” by the children and what is “right” for me. I don’t know how I feel anymore and don’t want to open up too much to my friends, especially if I decide to stay. How do I start unpacking this more in my head before making my decision?
As a parent, grandparent and wife, I have supported my family through some challenging times. Having a child with special needs, I have, in years gone by, struggled to find individualised, local supports and often felt quite isolated and frustrated by the lack of control I was experiencing.
Newcastle Knights players Peter Mata'utia, Pat Mata'utia and Sione Mata'utia have recently formed the Mata'utia Brother's Foundation, promoting the #StrongerTogether initiative.
Family And Community Services (FACS) is offering High School Scholarships to help students enrolled in education or training to complete their studies. Successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help with school expenses.
Some will recall the June Aurora cover depicting teacher Michael Eccleston and students from St Joseph’s Lochinvar participating in #3weeks2days, an imaginative honouring of John Sandy’s walk for three weeks and two days in order to make a phone call to his wife. John came to Australia as a refugee from Sierra Leone and is now a project officer with CatholicCare Refugee Service.