Lack of funding for Autism forces family overseas

7:30 Report - Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcast: 19/08/2009, Reporter: Sharon O'Neill

It is estimated that half a million Australian families are affected by autism and many of them struggle not just with the needs of an autistic child or adult but with the huge costs associated with the array of therapies required to treat the disorder. For one family, Australia did not have the resources they needed for their autistic son, forcing them to relocate to the United Kingdom.

see http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2009/s2661082.htm, video http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200908/r420822_1999346.asx

see also http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/08/20/2661233.htm

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