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Gold Foundation Facilitators really made What’s the Buzz work. They got the children to feel safe & have fun. They were able to get children to engage & focus for an hour. Amazing people!

Mum of 11 year old
Mum of 11 year old

Ultimately, Gold Foundation means the world to me, as it is responsible for much of my development. Without it, nobody would have been there to understand and support me, and I would have been miserable for most of my life.

William, 17 years
William, 17 years

Gold Foundation is without a doubt the organisation that has made the greatest impact on my ASD daughter's life and I am very grateful - especially to the founders!

Mum of 16 year old
Mum of 16 year old

I believe every child has the right to access programs and support that could make the difference between a happy, fulfilling life as part of the community, or one spent on the ‘outer’ and never quite fitting in.

Angie Pangallo, Founder & Chair
Angie Pangallo, Founder & Chair

Gold Foundation provides my son with company and friendship of peers without judgement but with acceptance and understanding in a nurturing caring environment. The Gold Foundation promotes a true sense of community and feeling of belonging for children who find social situations confusing and overwhelming. My son is able to participate in a social setting free from anxiety that is present in other social settings. Friendship has also blossomed between the parents providing a camaraderie with others who truly understand the unique and quirky nature of Autism

Mum of 18 year old
Mum of 18 year old

Gold Foundation is great because I get to see other people on the Autism Spectrum, who are like me and think similarly to me.

Jake (18)
Jake (18)

Each week I feel a wonderful sense of achievement when I see the kids ‘bounce’ through the door all smiles, eager to catch up and socialize with their new friends. The children love their time spent at the Gold Foundation always leaving just as effusive. Watching the children’s social skills and confidence evolve and grow throughout the program fills me will pride and joy

Simone, Facilitator commenting on our Social Skills program
Simone, Facilitator commenting on our Social Skills program

Life is not about the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away’, for me, that’s when I see happy kids!

Staci, Facilitator
Staci, Facilitator

Why do we need the Gold Foundation Centre? We posed this question to a group of 14 to 16 year olds at the Centre and their collective response was:... read more

It’s quite simple….. if we didn’t have Gold Foundation Centre autistic children would not have anywhere to go and we rely on the Centre for assistance and help to overcome our difficulties. It’s our life line to cope in our everyday lives and it’s made us better people at school, home, everywhere. We would not be where we are today without the Gold Foundation.

It’s easier to get out of bed in the mornings and get through the weekend.

Isabella
Isabella

Gold Foundation operates like a well-organized business but feels like an extended family.

I know each day is a day closer to the next session and that keeps me going

Lachlan
Lachlan

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