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? This is the 21st Century not the Dark Ages. Restrictive practices are unlawful and strip people of basic human rights. The ban is welcome but long…

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. ASPECT claims to be Australia’s largest service provider for Autistic people. ASAN AUNZ Chair Katharine Annear says “this compounds our concern that these practices could be…