LOGAN Cain is one of the many children in Liverpool living with autism.
Busby's Greg and Jodie Cain face the challenge of providing their five-year-old son with services that cater for his specific needs.
But they are frustrated by the lack of childcare centres for autistic children in Liverpool.
When Logan was diagnosed at three, the Cains were advised to put him into an early- intervention program and a childcare centre as soon as possible.
"The only centre that specifically caters for autistic children is the Marcia Burgess Centre and we were on the waiting list for 18 months," Mrs Cain said of putting Logan in a mainstream centre.
"We couldn't wait that long and they could only offer him one day a week.
"There's a great lack of childcare centres, especially in Liverpool."
Mrs Cain said his centre was helping his progress, but "mainstream" services didn't offer a specialised service like that at Marcia Burgess centre.
"In a way, it's hindering his learning. It's hard for him to adapt to change," she said.
Grace Fava, from Autism Advisory Support Service said despite several good childcare centres, there was still a need for specialised facilities.
"There's definitely a need for more centres, especially because recent statistics have proven [autism is] on the increase," she said.
Details: Autism Advisory Support Service on 9601 2844