Autism Awareness #NotInOurName

Once again Autism Awareness Australia is lighting it up blue at the Sydney Opera House. Not only that but to add insult to injury they are charging $2500 a table for an event. This money will go to funding more of this… Event Expenses: $35,964  – which we assume went to lighting the Opera House blue…

Autistic Australians unite to call for an end to human rights abuses

For immediate release – Friday 13 November, 2015 Following recent reports of violence against Autistic people, two national Autistic advocacy groups spoke out together today to demand that the human rights of autistic people are upheld in Australia. Katharine Annear, chair of ASAN-AUNZ, states “The bottom line is Autistic rights are human rights and society…

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…