URGENT- Contribute to 2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education

This is an invitation to contribute to a review of Disability standards for education. This is a fairly contentious issue, with a lot of differing experiences, if this is something that you would like to contribute to please follow  this link and share to others who may want to contribute.   The consultation period for this review…

GetUp! Petition- Fair Wages for Workers With A Disability

Get Up has launched this petition to ensure that cross-benchers in the federal senate will vote down the BSWAT bill that would ‘force [Disabled] workers to make a terrible choice: accept only half the backpay they’re legally owed, or we’ll take you back to court’. ASAN AUNZ strongly believes that Disabled workers should always earn a fair wage….

People With Disabilities Australia – 2015 Budget Modest But Welcome Measures For Disability

Our Friends People With Disability Australia, have released the following statement on the 2015-16 budget  12 May 2015 2015 Budget: modest but welcome measures for disability People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the 2015 Budget commitments to a modest but promising package of initiatives to address employment participation of people with disability. “For some time,…

‘Fear Of Autism’ – US Autistic Teen and Family Escorted Off Plane. Violation of Travel Rights?

There is news from the US of a Autistic teen and her family who was escorted off a United Airlines flight by paramedics because the pilot was allegedly afraid of flying with an Autistic passenger on board, after her family made a couple relatively minor requests for hot food for the teenager. The teen’s mother…

Discrimination Against Autistic Persons The Rule Rather Than Exception.

The following report by the United Nations Information Council – Canberra  was published on the 31st of March 2015. It is a report that speaks an unfortunate truth which was only further proven in the amounting allegations of abuse against Autistic children.   From Report “In many countries, autistic persons lack access to services which…

The Feed- Report Into Abuse In Special Schools

Below is the link to the youtube clip of SBS2 news and current programme The Feed’s report into abuse of Disabled children. You can read ASAN AUNZ’s statement about the issue of abuse of Disabled children in Australian Schools here. Viewers are warned that this content may be distressing. This content is the property of The…

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…