The Avenue was founded in March 2013 and our first support group was held in October 2013.

A personal note from The Avenue’s Chair

I am the mother of three boys one of whom has high functioning autism with auditory memory difficulties.

My family’s journey has been an emotional rollercoaster with lots of highs and lows. We have learnt to appreciate the calm periods before the smallest issues set things off again. Our biggest challenges have always been understanding social interaction, teasing and dealing with frustration and anger.

My son is now a young man who I am very proud of but I still remember the anxious and angry little boy who started school.  The journey isn’t an easy one but they will succeed with love and support.