DETAILS of MEMBERSHIP
ASAN AUNZ AIMS
(i) To be the peak body for Autistic Self Advocacy in Australia and New Zealand.
(ii) To promote self advocacy at both personal and systemic levels,
including Autistic participation in policy making and engaging in
(iii) To assist in the organisation of advocacy groups and to assist
existing groups to support Autistic Self Advocacy
(iv) To carry out research into issues affecting Autistic
individuals and to co-operate with other recognised groups to
achieve more effective solutions to these problems.
(v) To promote and support the education and training of self
advocates by and for Autistic individuals.
(vi) To establish and expend funds both for the general conduct of
the Association and to enable the Association to carry out its aims and
(vii) To publish education materials which promote self advocacy for
(viii) the accepting of any gift for any one or more of the objects or purposes of the Association;
(ix) the borrowing and raising of money in a manner deemed fit by the committee to further the purposes of the Association.
(x) subject to the provisions of the Trustee Act 1898, the investment of any moneys of the Association not immediately required for any of its objects or purposes in any manner the committee determines;
(xii) the making of gifts, subscriptions or donations to any of the funds, authorities or institutions to which section 78(1)(a) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 of the Commonwealth relates
(xiii) The Association shall be non-sectarian and non-party political
(xiv) the doing of any lawful thing incidental or conducive to the attainment of the basic objects of the Association or of any of the objects and purposes specified in this rule.
Members are people who accept the above aims. There are Full Members and Associate Members.
(i) A Full Member is an Autistic person whose application has been approved by the Board. Full Members will enjoy all benefits and the right to vote
(ii) An Associate Member is a non-Autistic person who supports the objects of the Association and whose application the Board has approved