Statement regarding NDIA Independent Assessments

ASAN AUNZ is deeply concerned regarding the roll out of Independent Assessment by the NDIA. See details here https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/independent-assessments/independent-assessment-process The NDIA claim to have consulted with up to 40 organisations. We are not aware of a formal consultation process and any feedback given to the NDIA by ASAN AUNZ has been that mandatory Independent Assessments…

Welcome to our new Project Officer

We would like to welcome our new Project Officer, Tammy McGowan, who will lead the production and delivery of our Self Advocacy resources and training. Tammy (pron. she/her) is a late diagnosed autistic. Tammy lives in South Australia with her husband and 2 dogs.  Tammy has three adult children. Tammy is an experienced Coordinator and…

Autistic Pride Day Inaugural Podcast

Podcast Transcript KA: Welcome to the Autistic Self-Advocast, brought to you by the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand. Hello. My name is Katharine Annear, your host for the Autistic Self-Advocast. Today we celebrate Autistic Pride Day, and welcome Autistic self-advocate, Shadia Hancock. Hello, Shadia Hancock, who is nineteen years of age, who…

Put a Bolt in it Andrew!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand applauds the Press Council’s finding that Andrew Bolt breached their standards through words calculated to cause or contribute to “substantial offence, distress or prejudice, or a substantial risk to health or safety”. Bolt published a response to the finding in the Herald Sun on Wednesday. …

Media Release

For immediate release – 25.4.20 Bleach, Autism and Why Trump’s Comments Should Terrify the World. THIS week, US President Donald Trump held an extraordinary interview. He questioned whether injecting people with ‘disinfectants’ and exposing patients’ bodies to UV light could help treat the coronavirus. The news went viral. People were bewildered, amused and horrified that…