Autistic Girls Inclusion Program

$3,793 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 46 months
Yellow Ladybugs is a parent/volunteer run incorporated organisation.   Since its humble beginnings in May 2015, it has captured many families hearts, as it has strived to help autistic girls connect, fave fun and make friends.

Since then, it has evolved to include advocacy, in line with a strong focus on shining a positive light on girls and women with autism,, including celerating strenghts and achievements.   With this in mind, Yellow Ladybugs understands many girls and women are missing out on the support they need, due to being mis-diagnosed, misunderstood or missed completeley.   The Yellow Ladybugs advocacy work will include lobbying the government for support and changes, to educate the medical, professional and general community about how girls present, so we can minimise these issues.

To make this a sustainable program, we need funding from the government, however, with so many worthy programs, we are also realistic, and calling on the public, and the Yellow Ladybugs community to assist.

All our staff are unpaid, but we do have costs, including: insurance, incorporated registration fees. We also try to keep our events to a cost-only price for our families, so we like to purchase little extras like balloons, or cupcakes.  We also want to print off brochures, so we can share with schools and kindergardens. Lastly, if possible, we would love to rent a premises, so we can work from it, and use if for our Yellow Ladybugs HQ, which will help us host events, seminars and everything girls, women and autism,
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Fantastic event at Bounce yesterday, or biggest yet, with over 75 girls in two Locations
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We are so excited to be expanding our services. We now have events for girls aged 9-12, but desperately need to open for the teenage years. We rely on your support, as 100% of our time is volunteer based. We are embarking on phase 2 in 2016, and dare we say it, hope to secure a stable home, for our yellow ladybugs community to use, and run seminars, events and play dates from. We also hope to begin an education campaign around schools, kindergartens and GP's around the different ways, girls with autism present. So we can avoid girls getting mis-diagnosed, or missed completely. We are increasing our fundraising goal, to match our increased vision.
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We are excited about some upcoming ideas to help our girls feel included... Including a birthday card initiative!
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What an incredible day we had at Melbourne Museum!

We were able to deliver a true birthday party exproence for 40 girls with Autism because of amazing contributions like yours.

Thank you everyone!

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$3,793 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 46 months
Created June 1, 2015
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Terri Twycross
23 months ago

Good luck in your work - so many people think that autism is a "boy thing"!

23 months ago

Money raised by the Waratah Campus of Hunter New England Health, through a morning tea and raffle supporting Autism Awareness. Thank you for the valuable service you provide. Aspie Girls rule! :)

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