28th Oct 2014

Drumming Shares Gifts with Autism Caregivers

A new type of event looks to serve parents and care-givers of autistic children in Illawarra, New South Wales. The Care and Share Autism Event offered a day of child-free pampering and drumming for the harried and often-overlooked care-givers of children on the autism spectrum. Illawarra Mercury reported that parents may find themselves consumed by the overwhelming task of raising a child on the spectrum, limiting social gatherings and leading to neglect of self. Organizers of the event hope to make it an annual occurrence, raising community awareness while nurturing those who may be isolated. The event was also a fund-raiser. Read more here: Drums part of day out for parents of autistic children