Goulburn mums Denise Calligeros and Rebecca Moon were looking for local support groups for parents whose kids were diagnosed with an autism spectrum when they came across Autism Community Network charity.
Now, they are ready to start the Goulburn chapter of the ACM to support those impacted by autism.
Rebecca Moon is the mother of a young boy who is eight-years-old and has been on the autism spectrum. She moved from the rural area to the city as she was looking for a school for her son that could support his needs.
"It's about creating a culture in the Goulburn community where families going through similar issues can connect with each other and help. We want to provide a strong support group for parents who can talk about what's going on with them," she said.
"Goulburn is a great community. Help this town become a sensory-friendly town."
Denise Calligeros moved to Goulburn from the Central Coast a few year's back as it was quieter and supports the need of her son.
"We support each other as parents by sharing our experiences. It helps the community to understand that there are children in the area that have specific needs," she said.
"These kids might have limitations. But being a part of an inclusive society makes it easier for them."
Mrs Calligeros said that the group will provide a network for people to have a chat, start children's playgroups and groups for siblings.
"Everyone is welcome to the meeting. It is not necessary that you need to have a child on the spectrum. You can join the meeting if you would like to learn more about it," she said.
The meetings will be held every first and third Monday of the month at Goulburn Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Entry is free.
To become a member of the Autism Community Network, visit the website.
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