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How We Began

The Defence Special Needs Support Group (DSNSG) Ltd is a non-profit benevolent volunteer organisation founded to assist Army, Navy, and Air Force families who have a special needs family member.

On 1 January 1994, the International Year of the Family, a small group of Defence families were brought together by a common bond: they all had a family member with special needs and found it difficult to locate appropriate services due to the mobility nature of the Defence life. Instead of going it alone, the families decided that it was easier to help each other out with information and support.

DSNSG has evolved into a well-known national organisation that operates multiple local support groups throughout Australia and overseas.