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Welcome to the new year!

Welcome back to all  SASI staff, clients, families and stakeholders to the start of another year. I hope everyone had a relaxing time over the holidays.

2015 promises to be another year of change and opportunity for the disability sector and the people we support. We will be watching with interest the development of the NDIS launch sites around the country and will continue with our own preparations for the forthcoming roll out of the scheme in 2016.
For your diaries - look out for further information on a SASI event to celebrate and highlight World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in April, our third Run Melbourne in July- for the enthusiastic walkers and runners, and the Alfred Murphy Art Competition for the artistically inclined.  

Kath Ferry

Jordan petting the animals at Chesterfield Farm with Recreation's holiday program

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World Autism

Awareness Day!

Mark it in your diaries - Thursday 2nd April

SASI are planning a terrific celebration, so keep the date free!
More information to come...

Rhys, Patrick and Ricky at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum with Recreation's holiday program

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Happy Birthday!

Peter from Aspendale House celebrated his 40th Birthday!

Peter cutting his cake with his mum Gloria.
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In the news!

ExxonMobil mentioned SASI in regards to the Day of Caring volunteer work they did at Swonnell House in November. You can read it online here...


- This Weekend -
17th - 18th January

more information here:

Thank you

To Ann and Chris Perry...
For their generous donation to Frankston House which is being used to purchase a new couch.

To Transfield Worley...
For another generous donation to Gippsland Day Service. This will go towards equipment including a new trampoline.

Todd from Aspendale House taking Leo for a walk in Mordialloc 

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Frankston House had a picnic at Portsea ...

Frankston House enjoying the mild weather

... and Cheltenham House went to the Dandenongs!

Cheltenham House, out in the sunshine!
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Chris and Simon exhausted at Gravity Zone with Recreation's holiday program

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Articles online

Cracking the code of brain development
ScienceDaily, 16 December 2014 [13/1/2015]

Stella Young memorial: her legacy lives on
by Karen Palenzuela, The Drum, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 19 December 2014 [13/1/2015]

Austim, cancer mutations found in unexplored regions of the genome
Medical News Today, 31 December 2014 [13/1/2015]

Living with pets linked to stronger social skills in children with autism
Medical News Today, 31 December 2014 [13/1/2015]

Study pinpoints autism-linked protein for sculpting brain connections
ScienceDaily, 6 January 2015 [13/1/2015]

Brain scientists figure our how a protein crucial to learning and memory works
ScienceDaily, 7 January 2015 [13/1/2015]

Could gut microbes help treat brain disorders? Mounting research tightens their connection with the brain
ScienceDaily, 8 January 2015 [13/1/2015]

Autism close to home for a Mackay volunteer
By Sophie Kesteven, ABC Tropical North Queensland, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 12 January 2015 [13/1/2015]

Autism symptoms frequently missed by pediatricians during brief checkups
Medical News Today, 15 January 2015 [15/1/2015]

Sui-Hoc at Chesterfield farm with Recreation's holiday program

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