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…

Media Release: Call for equality in funding across the lifespan.

Today Minister Fifield announced another $278,000 for autism early intervention research. ASAN AUNZ believes we need to stop talking about early intervention and need to start talking about the lifespan. The CRC is funded for research across the lifespan but we continuously see that the majority of funding is going into early intervention and causation…

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…

Resources From ASAN America

ASAN AUNZ is affiliated with the American Organisation ASAN. ASAN has an extensive library of fantastic resources many of which can be found here. Much of the content in these resources is relevant to most Autistic people, however services, laws and organisations and so forth mentioned in these resources may not be relevant Australian and…

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…