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Royal Commission into Abuse Needed Now

ASAN AUNZ joins the call for a Royal Commission into the abuse of disabled people. After yet another harrowing report on Four Corners the disability community and in particular Disabled People’s Organisations are insistent that the Federal Government address the need for a Royal Commission. The Government’s response to the Senate Inquiry into  the violence, abuse…

Should students disclose their autism before starting university? – From THE CONVERSATION

When a new university term starts this year so will many students who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In the 1990s there was a surge of highly able young people diagnosed with ASD and today they are approaching university age. The number of students with ASD attending university is also increasing; in 2003-04 it…

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% 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…

In Solidarity Against #StellasChallenge.

The wider Disability community is in outrage over TEDxSydney’s #StellasChallenge campaign, and ASAN is standing in solidarity. Many Disabled people are bombarded  daily with invasive and insensitive questions by non disabled people. This can be very demeaning and objectifying for People With Disabilities. Individuals are never defined by their disability alone, but this campaign seems…

Sydney Morning Herald – Most Vulnerable Workers Caught in Back-Pay Standoff

From the Sydney Morning Herald Most vulnerable Workers Caught in Back-Pay Standoff May 12, 2015 Josh Bornstein On election night in November 2013, a victorious Tony Abbott spoke graciously, foreshadowing an inclusive approach to the first term of his new government: “A good government,” he said, “governs for all Australians, including those who haven’t voted…

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 an interim loading for students with disability was implemented. The interim loading was rolled over in 2015 and only maintains existing levels of provision. The 2015…

URGENT- Contribute to 2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education

This is an invitation to contribute to a review of Disability standards for education. This is a fairly contentious issue, with a lot of differing experiences, if this is something that you would like to contribute to please follow  this link and share to others who may want to contribute.   The consultation period for this review…