Welcome to Mansfield Autism Statewide Services - MASS
The child’s family are their most important teachers...
Joan Curtis, Founder.
Mansfield Autism Statewide Service (MASS) is an independent organisation, which supports young people, and their families who are living with Autism.
We offer a wide range of services, which are designed to offer a ‘
’ service (see Services for more detail) to young people with a diagnosis of Autism. This includes:
*Therapeutic Residential Placement
*Dookie Campus - Secondary School
*Mansfield Autism Practitioners
*Professional Development and Training
We are based in Mansfield in North Eastern Victoria but offer a Statewide Service to the whole of Victoria.
MASS is staffed by a group of professionals who are passionate about upholding and promoting the unique culture which is MASS.
The service was started in 1968 by a parent, Dr. Joan Curtis, who identified that ‘
the child’s family are their most important teachers
’. At MASS we seek to uphold this philosophy by working alongside families, educational settings and service providers to instill understanding, confidence and determination to create the best outcomes for people with Autism.
The autistic person has the same right to be loved, supported, educated and cared for by the community as anyone else, but this right is not automatically honoured. It is still necessary for his parents and friends to battle ignorance, indifference and misunderstanding in order to obtain for him, the services he needs to help him reach his full potential as a human being.
That is our goal and nothing less is enough
Founder of MASS,
Autism a Family Affair
We are committed to working with families who are living with Autism - parents and carers can self-refer at any time post diagnosis. Please feel free to give us a call to discuss your needs p. (03) 575 2876.
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