The Senate Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Reference Committee Inquiry into the Education of Students with Disabilities (see http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/eet_ctte/completed_inquiries/2002-04/ed_students_withdisabilities/index.htm) reported in December 2002.
The report contains 81 mentions of "autism" and 5 mentions of "Asperger". The report says
- "Autism is singled out in this report for particular mention because the full extent of its impact is only now being recognised." page 50
- "Over the whole of Australia between 0.6 per cent and 1 per cent of children are affected by autism or a related disorder." page 54