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At the Brisbane premier of their brilliant new short film "Dad" Movie mae by @AutismAwarenessAustralia Tim is photographed with Autism Awareness Australia CEO Nicole Rogerson. It is a film that is extremely honest, it's insightful, raw, funny, heart wrenching and most importantly full of love and hope. It is a film that is going to make a difference to so many lives. As a single mum of 26 years I was a little concerned going to this film, just because of it's title, I'm tired of the recent trend of everything in life becoming a competition. I hoped it wouldn't be mums vs dads. It's not. At it's heart it is a film about parenting. It's about autism and real lives. It is for everyone. There was one bit that hit me hard in the heart, when all the dads talked about the enormity of raising a child with autism, special needs, disability and what a responsibility it is and how much of yourself you have to give, but with the greatest rewards coming in return. All the dads talked about how it really and truly is a team job being a family and a parent, and how much you need the love and support of others. I didn't have a team. Being mum and dad is the hugest and most important thing I will ever do in my life, nothing else really matters, it is also the best thing.Continue Reading
This Saturday night at the Sydney Opera House, Tim has donated this artwork for a auction for a spectacular event hosted by Autism Awareness Australia. We recently had the great pleasure of seeing them provide 200 children and young adults with autism the opportunity to surf with Surfers Healing at no cost to the families on Manly Beach Sydney. This year so far and it's only March, Tim's several donations have raised over $20,000 for organisations in Australia and overseas. Tim does as much as he can to support and help. Every time Tim makes an appearance or donates some art or shares his story we hope it continues to spread the message of opportunity, ability and inclusion and encourages families to aim for their own Double Shot of Happiness. Saturday 2nd April is World Autism Awareness Day as appointed by the United Nations. Buildings around the world recognize the day and will be putting on their own displays. This artwork is called "The Future's so Bright" and has Laser Beak Man giving the giraffes sunglasses. Anyone who knows Sydney will recognize the giraffes who probably have one of the best views in the world of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour, they are probably going to need sunglasses for Saturday night. We hope the art will raise some good money. I am very proud of Tim's goodness and generosity, it takes an enormous effort on his part to do these artworks, but he does so with such a kind heart..Continue Reading