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…