Who is Aspire to Inspire Together ?
Aspire2 is a small autism friendly charity helping individuals, families and professionals on the Fleurieu since 2015. Through our funding and partnerships, we deliver autism friendly, family fun, events, programs and conferences, to support the autism community in a holistic way. Aspire2 funds and partners with organisations and local government on projects and services to benefit the Autism community in the region.
Currently an estimate of 1 in 70 people are on the spectrum in Australia. If you consider the impact on the individuals themselves, as well as their families, this means autism is part of daily life for one million Australians.
We believe in a brighter future for the autism community; over 50% of adults on the spectrum are unemployed. By providing children with the opportunities to connect and build skills while they are young, and supporting adults and teenagers learn life skills, participate in community experiences and activities, helps improve this statistic and gives them the best chance to thrive and excel.
In 2020 we started planning programs in our own facility at Bucklands. This is now the primary focus of Aspire2.
At Bucklands we wish to build a thriving vibrant community through community Art and garden projects. We hope to build a strong sense of shared community for people who have not previously had a positive sense of inclusion. The need for services on the Fleurieu is high. Many people on the spectrum have great difficulty accessing therapy, support networks and appropriate socially inclusive activities by living outside of the metropolitan area.