Ban on restraint in Victorian schools welcome. Harm remains unacknowledged. Questions remain.

ASAN AUNZ welcomes the ban on restraint in Victorian Schools however many questions remain unanswered and the harm to Autistic people remains unacknowledged. Why was this ban not already in place?...

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Autistic Advocates condemn seclusion in box by leading service provider

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand is saddened, shocked and dismayed at the news that ASPECT has used a locked box to restrain Autistic people....

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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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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).