• Apr2018

    As the Chair of the Country Autism Network, Hollie Hughes, ramps up her efforts to garner support for the Team Hollie City to Surf Run, she was thrilled to welcome two new sponsors on Board. Both West Walla Farm and Simply Printing Anything have thrown their support behind the Country...

  • Jan2018

    In August of this year, the Chair of the Country Autism Network (CAN) will be donning her joggers and active wear in an attempt to run her first ever City to Surf. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Hollie Hughes has put the call out to supporters of...

  • Jun2017

    On Wednesday the One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson, suggested children with autism should be removed from mainstream classrooms because other students were being held back. Parents and education experts were quick to condemn the comments, here four parents tell their own stories of how mainstream schooling has helped their children....

  • One of the hardest parts of having a child on the autism spectrum, is the way their behaviour is perceived by strangers. But according to parents, if we all learned to more nice and understanding, it would have benefits for everyone. Benison O’Reilly is an author of books on autism...

  • Chair of the Country Autism Network, Hollie Hughes, has spoken out about the benefits of the NDIS and why the funding model is part and parcel of the deal. Ms Hughes reminds us that you can’t have one without the other but the benefits of having an NDIS plan far...

  • PARENTS of autistic children are spending millions of dollars a year on bogus treatments in the hope of a miracle “cure”. Now there are fears the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be ripped off by these charlatans, who are ­already preying on desperate parents. Diane Verstappen from Aspire Early Intervention,...

  • Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) is the only recognised best practice therapy for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Local mother, Hollie Hughes through her organisation Country Autism Network (CAN) has arranged for Lizard to come to Moree. Mrs Hughes’ son began a program with Lizard Centre in August...

  • TWO years ago, Freddie Hughes was diagnosed as autistic. The then three-year-old from Moree was non-verbal and needed intensive treatment which was not available in the state’s north west. Now aged five, Fred travels with his mother Holly every three to four weeks to attend the Lizard Centre in Lane...

  • Hollie Hughes tells the story of how her family coped with a diagnosis of Autism.   There are different therapy options for families and Hollie talks about their experiences of participating in an applied behaviour analysis program.  Hollie also discusses advocating for children with disabilities and their families, and their...

  • Autism support 15/01/2013 , 12:17 PM by Kelly Fuller A local Mum is working hard to bring more support for Autism services to the region. Hollie Hughes founded the Country Autism Network after her son was diagnosed with Autism eight months ago. After negotiating the maze of information she has...