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To Help Minds For Minds Unlock The Cause Of Autism

Join Geneva’s Change Day Pledge To Help Minds For Minds Unlock The Cause Of Autism

As part of ChangeDay 2017, Geneva Healthcare encourages everyone to join their pledge to help fund the ground breaking work by the Minds for Minds Charitable Trust by buying a limited edition Minds for Minds T-Shirt. The idea behind Change Day is for everyone, especially those in the healthcare industry, to make a pledge that will help improve the healthcare experience for every kiwi.

Minds for Minds is an autism research network formed in 2013 by a group of New Zealand based scientists and clinicians. It’s a place where all those working on autism can meet, share information, ideas and resources, and work together to improve the lives of those living with autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of complex brain development disorders that typically begin in childhood. It is estimated to affect more than one in 100 New Zealanders and characterised by decreased social interactions and language skills, combined with rigid or repetitive behaviour patterns. However, this definition does not capture the broad spectrum of people with autism – every person with autism is different. Although there has been tremendous progress investigating the mechanisms underlying ASD, very little known about the cause in the vast majority of individuals and families. Not enough is known about how and why autism occurs. This means that families sometimes struggle for a diagnosis.

Everyone can support Minds for Minds and help unlock the cause of autism by joining Geneva’s pledge to buy a limited edition Minds for Minds T-Shirt at our Change Day’s website www.changeday.kiwi or go towww.mindsforminds.org.nz/shop. As a leader in the healthcare industry, Geneva Healthcare wants everyone in our communities to be able to live the best lives they can whatever their situation may be due to age, disability, illness or injury.


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