Lynne Derry

Vice President
Barb McDonald

Gwenyth Cutler

Barnabas Ogeto

Committee Members
Glenn Gough
Trishell Henderson
Chelsea Corbett
Randy Zhu

Hon. Coralee O'Rourke
Member for Mundingburra,
Minister for Disability Services,
Minister for Seniors and
Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland

Our Group

The North Queensland Autism Support Group advocates for better services and support for those affected by Autism.

While we are working in the community to achieve this we also recognise those individuals and organisations who are “Autism Friendly.” Once per year we nominate and award those who show care and consideration towards the Autism community.

Members are welcome to borrow from our library of books, papers, CDs & videos, about Autism and related disorders, from reputable sources such as Tony Attwood, Wendy Lawson and many others.

A monthly newsletter is distributed to members, which has up to date information about local and worldwide Autism news and events.

ACTIVITIES Download Our Activities

Monthly Morning Teas are held on the last Friday of the month at McDonald’s, Aitkenvale (opposite Stockland), from 10:00am. While having a cuppa members can share information, ideas and experiences with others who know and understand. The parents in our group have children who range in age from the very young to adults. We also have adults who themselves have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

A Sensory Film Morning is staged by Event Cinemas, once a term on a Sunday morning, where a sensory-friendly film is screened. Further details are advertised through our network and Facebook page.

The Adults' Group for People with ASD, formed in November 2010, meets for outings on the first Saturday of the month at around 6:00pm. It provides an opportunity for adults with an ASD to interact with one another and other community members.
For further information, please contact (Ph: 0404 207 948)

The Adolescents' Group, a social group of young people aged twelve to seventeen years, began in April 2010 and meet at NQ Employment, 25 Casey Street, Aitkenvale, on the last Sunday of the month. Activities have included Pizza evenings, Movie evenings, and a variety of games.
For further information, please contact (Ph: 0414 224 654) or .

The Brothers and Sisters (or Siblings) Group is open to all school age children who have a sister or brother who is on the autism spectrum. This group meets once a term to renew friendships and to share, through social outings and play, what it means to have a brother or sister with autism. These social outings are often conducted during school vacation periods.
For further information, please contact (Ph: 0407 161 725) or .

  • Kayaking
  • Roller skating
  • Craft
  • Spray painting
  • Tie dying
  • Cricket
  • Board games
  • Picnic in the park
  • Building sand castles
  • Three legged races
  • Egg and spoon races
  • Cooking chocolates

The IT Group has recently formed. If you are in high school or a young adult (to age 20), interested in game design, social media or web design, you might like to join a group of other like minded young people interested to learn more and to share ideas. It is intended that this group will meet on the second Sunday of the month.
For further information, please contact .