Autistic Girls Inclusion Program

$3,513 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 23 months
Katie Chinofluffy  Melbourne, VIC
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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Update 8
Posted by Katie Chinofluffy
11 months ago
Fantastic event at Bounce yesterday, or biggest yet, with over 75 girls in two Locations
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Update 7
Posted by Katie Chinofluffy
13 months ago
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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Update 6
Posted by Katie Chinofluffy
17 months ago
We are excited about some upcoming ideas to help our girls feel included... Including a birthday card initiative!
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Update 5
Posted by Katie Chinofluffy
18 months ago
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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$3,513 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 23 months
Created June 1, 2015
Katie Chinofluffy  
Terri Twycross
5 days ago

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

Susan Reddrop
7 days ago
22 days 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! :)

Gina Brinsmead
3 months ago
4 months ago
Daphne Buch
5 months ago

I hope the little yellow lady bug likes her t-shirt.

Tanya Ganas
5 months ago

T h a n k s K a t i e !! Look forward to meeting you at the next event xx

Annia Baron
6 months ago

Hi Katie, thank you again for brining your initiative to my attention. I appreciate that and think that what you're doing is such a wonderful thing for our world. Keep up your motivation, strength, and passion towards what gives your heart meaning and the world will thank you for it! Thanks again for coming to support my show at the Paris Cat too! Annia.

Janelle Gibson
6 months ago
Sharon Simpson
8 months ago

For all our beautiful girls Xxoo

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