SHINE’s greatest achievement over the past two decades is having assisted 22,000 children and their families to improve their lives and life outcomes. SHINE has provided clinical placement for 3500 university students in a unique and intensive environment that has enriched and deepened expertise in the sector.
Andrew Fildes personally has achieved wide recognition for his work and that of the foundation. SHINE is continuing to build upon Andrew's inspiring platform in our efforts to reach more and more children in need and their families.
2010 – Learning Difficulties Australia, Bruce Wicking Award - awarded to honour Andrew’s pioneering work in establishing innovative programs, and in recognition of the significant contribution to the provision of assessment and treatment services and quality programs.
2009 - Speech Pathology Australia, National Community Contribution Award - granted by the Association’s president Ms Cori Williams, to recognise outside agencies who have made a significant and valuable contribution to the speech pathology profession.
2009 – 2010 – Andrew appointed Ambassador of Manor Lakes College, Victoria’s largest specialist college. Launched Vision of College and keynote address during International Disability Awareness Week.
2007 - Federal MinisterOutstanding Contribution to Literacy/Numeracy Award during National Literacy and Numeracy Week presented by the Federal Minister The Hon Julie Bishop MP. Andrew was the first volunteer, and the youngest, to receive the award.
2006 - Australian Queens Baton Relay Runner for Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
2005 – Tattersall's Award for Enterprise and Achievement.
2003 – The Centenary Medal awarded by Federal Member of Chisholm Anna Burke MP, for outstanding service in establishing a learning centre for language learning difficulties.
2001 - Young Australian of the Year, Community Services for Victoria 2001.
2000 - Foundation for Young Australian’s Queens Trust Achievers Award presented by the Governor of Victoria, Sir James Gobbo.