Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the Autism Community Network who provide care and assistance to more than 1700 families across Sydney and regional NSW.
I have always been a huge supporter of the organisation and in recent years I have been able to honour their hard work through the St George Community Awards.
The organisation provides support groups, social programs and online support to members and their families to connect people with autism and ensure that they have the best access to education and essential services.
In particular, I would like to commend President Terry Lynch, General Manager Steve Drakoulis, Vice President Bianca Blackett, Treasurer Rodney Forrester and Secretary Dylan Reynolds for all of their hard work over a number of years.
I truly believe that their work is so important and I hope that their organisation continues to deliver for our community well into the future. Their army of volunteers are always willing and ready to help and that is something I have always admired.
I wish you all the best for the year ahead.