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Proceedings of Biennial Australian Autism Conference, Canberra, 2004

The attached papers were published in the peer reviewed proceedings of the 2004 Australian Biennital Autism Conference in Canberra. The Conference was run by Autism Asperger ACT (AAACT).

The papers are no longer available on their website, so A4 made it available here ...


Autism/ASD diagnosis rates in Australia

Bob Buckley

Silent plea at Parliament to help autism sufferers

By Danielle Cronin
Health Reporter, Canberra Times

A "silent plea" went out yesterday for political parties to improve the lot of people with autism, as well as that of their families and carers.

More than 600 chairs, bearing the photographs of people with autism and related syndromes, were set up outside Parliament House in the "first national silent plea" for members of autism families.

The wife of former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer and mother of Harrison, said the event would fire up advocacy groups like never before.

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