Serena Lindbergs, Kurt Lutz, Barry Aberle, Gary Rawlings, Talis Lindbergs, Jason Moore and Andreas LIndbergs tend to the South Burnett Autism Support Group sausage sizzle.
Serena Lindbergs, Kurt Lutz, Barry Aberle, Gary Rawlings, Talis Lindbergs, Jason Moore and Andreas LIndbergs tend to the South Burnett Autism Support Group sausage sizzle. South Burnett Autism Support

Group raises awareness of autism support

A LITTLE band of willing helpers worked hard to raise autism awareness in the South Burnett during the month of April.

The South Burnett Autism Support Group ran successful sausage sizzles during the month to raise awareness and some much needed funds.

Group member Jenny Lutz said over four days the group served sausages and interacted with the South Burnett community.

The fundraiser served as a social outing for the families, as having children with autism can be isolating, she said.

"Two of the children worked wonderfully on the stand, talking to people and giving out change to customers," Ms Lutz said.

"This was also therapy for them, in interacting with the public and many people remarked on how well the children worked, and also how courteous they were."

Autism affects one in 68 births and results in the impairment of the functions of the five senses, sight, sound, taste, touch and smell.

The South Burnett Autism Support Group would like to thank Supa IGA for sponsoring them and providing generous donations, as well as Jason Moore and Jodie for their raffle prize donations, Ms Lutz said.

The group formed in 1995 and has been running for 23 years, hosting conferences, camps, bus trips and Christmas parties for its members.

The South Burnett Autism Support Group meets every second Friday of the month from 7pm at the SB Care Building in Kingaroy.

For more information contact Jenny on 41641107 or Gary on 41641256.