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…

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 investment in Students With Disability in the 2015-16 Budget is promising. The question now is, how will schools invest in their students? Will this unprecedented boost…

Condemnation of Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/5/2015 The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand Condemns all Abuse of Disabled Children In Australian Schools ASAN AUNZ therefore endorses an inquiry into the abuse of disabled children in Australian schools in light of continuing evidence of widespread abuse.  On the 8th of May 2015, SBS2 news and current…

ASAN AUNZ response to Sheltered Workshop Payout Scheme

*Information in this blog sourced from The Age: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/disabled-workers-go-to-federal-court-over-back-pay-20140119-312rx.html By Joel Wilson, for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand. Under laws for Australian Disability Enterprises (sheltered workshops), many disabled staff have been ‘legally’ paid about $1 to $2 an hour despite Australia’s supposed minimum wage being $16.37 an hour. Yes, you read…

Nothing about us without us: A research agenda

Media Release Nothing about us without us: A research agenda  Autistics want to collaborate on genetic research that determines their future.  In light of the recent resounding success of the Asia-Pacific Autism Conference 2013 in creating a positive and collaborative, Autistic friendly environment that valued contributions of people on the autism spectrum we call for…

New Autism Collaborative Research Centre welcomed but not without concerns.

MEDIA RELEASE 17/2/2013 New Autism Collaborative Research Centre welcomed but not without concerns. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand Inc (ASAN AUNZ) welcomes the Australian Federal Government’s announcement of funding for the Living With Autism Spectrum Disorders CRC. This is a project that will have a significant impact on the Autistic…

Autism Speaks – “I am Autism” Video

  ASAN issues press release condemning Autism Speaks Autistic Community Condemns Autism Speaks ASAN issued the following press release today condemning Autism Speaks’ unethical and offensive “I Am Autism” advertising campaign. Please repost and redistribute widely. Press Contacts: Ari Ne’eman The Autistic Self Advocacy Network Phone: 732.763.5530 E-mail: aneeman@autisticadvocacy.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Autistic Community Condemns…

A4 excludes members with an ASD

AUTISTIC SELF ADVOCACY NETWORK AUSTRALIA 20/5/09 A4 LOCKS OUT AUTISTIC MEMBERS STATEMENT CONCERNING A4 – AUTISM ASPERGER ADVOCACY AUSTRALIA ASAN AUSTRALIA understands from its members that as of today all Autistic members have been exclude from the Steering Committee of A4 (Autism Asperger Advocacy Australia) which has now been renamed the A4 Advisory Group. Convener…