The Gold Foundation is a not for profit organization, which provides support for young people with Asperger Syndrome and their families. Gold Foundation provides a holistic approach to assisting young people with Asperger Syndrome. We don’t just deliver programs; we go beyond and provide a ‘Centre’ with ongoing opportunities for these young people and their families to engage, creating a ‘community’. The Gold Foundation has been running programs from our centre for over 10 years
Designed and developed a model for the first centre for children with Asperger Syndrome in Australia, now in our 14th year.
Currently assisting 550 kids with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism and assisted hundreds of families over the past decade and beyond.
Running 6 programs per week (What’s The Buzz 6-8, What’s The Buzz 9-12, You Can Do It, Youth Group & Not So Youth Group) plus regular events & seminars.
Future programs in the pipeline include Gardening, Cooking, Tennis, Kickboxing, as well as a Life Skills Program preparing kids for career opportunities and how to progress into adulthood.
Delivered over 100 Social Skills Programs for children aged between 6 and 20 years old.
Delivered over 150 other events and information sessions.
Conducted formal Graduation ceremonies and Christmas events for all classes every year.
Celebrated our 10th birthday party with over 500 attendees including celebrity guest appearance Daniel Talia, local politicians, media and lots of happy kids.
Delivering 2x Youth Groups for young people aged 12-20 years old and are now piloting an adult group for 18+ with over 60 participants between all 3 groups.
The 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!
Ultimately, the 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.
It’s easier to get out of bed in the mornings and get through the weekend.
The Gold Foundation is great because I get to see other people with Asperger syndrome, who are like me and think similarly to me
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.