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Autistic children in Australia have no right to education

Bob Buckley

I am not a lawyer, so you cannot rely on my opinion; make sure you should get professional advice in relation to this subject.

The US Supreme Court is about to hear a case about the quality of education for an autistic student - see

response: letter to A4 Convenor - 24/5/2009

Following is the response provided to Ms Evans' letter (see ...



Dear Ms Evans

Thank you for your input (24/5). I am sorry that I have taken so long to reply in detail.

If you choose to describe the A4 Steering Committee breakdown as a “lock out”, that is your choice. I disagree with your description.

A4 Steering Committee break down

Dear A4 member

Recently, the A4 Steering Committee separated due to personality differences, significantly different views and some name calling. Basically, the committee was not working.

In any case, A4 needs leadership renewal and A4 needs more push from members. It needs more members participating in the activities of the organisation, adding their energy to its advocacy. Also, A4 needs members saying what they want and how to achieve A4’s vision and mission (see

Steering Committee separation ...

Dear A4 member

Differences have arisen within the A4 Steering Committee (A4 SC) that cannot be resolved.

As a result of discussions and with regret, a majority of the A4 SC decided the divisions in the A4 SC were detrimental to the organisation and cannot be overcome. A majority of the A4 SC have agreed that separation is the best way for everyone involved to move on.

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