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…

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…

GetUp! Petition- Fair Wages for Workers With A Disability

Get Up has launched this petition to ensure that cross-benchers in the federal senate will vote down the BSWAT bill that would ‘force [Disabled] workers to make a terrible choice: accept only half the backpay they’re legally owed, or we’ll take you back to court’. ASAN AUNZ strongly believes that Disabled workers should always earn a fair wage….

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 Australia (PWDA) welcomes the 2015 Budget commitments to a modest but promising package of initiatives to address employment participation of people with disability. “For some time,…

Discrimination Against Autistic Persons The Rule Rather Than Exception.

The following report by the United Nations Information Council – Canberra  was published on the 31st of March 2015. It is a report that speaks an unfortunate truth which was only further proven in the amounting allegations of abuse against Autistic children.   From Report “In many countries, autistic persons lack access to services which…

Harvey Norman donates $415,700 to 4 ASD Kids

by Elias, Harvey Norman Blogger Autism — a neural developmental disorder characterised by impaired social interaction and communication — affects lots of Australians, including famous ones. Media personality Chloe Maxwell and her husband, former NRL player Mat Rogers, spoke publically about their son Max’s autism. The groundswell of support and assistance was so great they…