Media Release: Call for equality in funding across the lifespan.

Today Minister Fifield announced another $278,000 for autism early intervention research. ASAN AUNZ believes we need to stop talking about early intervention and need to start talking about the...

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Autism the most common impairment under NDIS

According to report released by the NDIS ‘Autism and related disorders’ is the most common primary disability across all trial sites (30% of participants nationally). In South Australia, 46%...

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Children With Disabilities Australia- Media release, Budget Fails Students With Disability

From Children With Disabilities Australia Tuesday 12 May 2015 Budget fails students with disability. The 2015 Budget has failed to provide certainty for students with disability in Australia. In 2014...

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MEDIA RELEASE: 1. 3 Billion for Disabled Students ; Where Will The Money Go?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13th May 2015  1.3 Billion Dollars To Assist Disabled Students in the Classroom; But Where Will The Money Go? ASAN AUNZ believes that the Australian government’s...

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People With Disabilities Australia – 2015 Budget Modest But Welcome Measures For Disability

Our Friends People With Disability Australia, have released the following statement on the 2015-16 budget  12 May 2015 2015 Budget: modest but welcome measures for disability People with Disability...

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Autism the most common impairment under NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme

According to report released by the NDIS ‘Autism and related disorders’ is the most common primary disability across all trial sites (30% of participants nationally). In South Australia, 46% of participants have Autism and related disorders listed as their primary disability due to the very young cohort of participants (0-6 year olds). In Tasmania, intellectual disability is the most prevalent primary disability at 49%, due to the young adult cohort (15-26 years). In New South Wales and Victoria, the two sites established in 2013/14 and inclusive of all ages, intellectual disability and Autism and related disorders are the most prevalent primary disabilities (32% and 23% respectively across the two sites).