Hannah Gadsby isn't here to teach you about autism, but there are things to learn if you are willing.
"But people don't always want to learn, so screw them," she said this week.
The Australian comedian is back after her barnstorming show Nanette delved into past trauma and rocketed her to international fame.
Her new show, Douglas, is a deliberately lighter touch that draws on her experience living with autism and weaves in anecdotes from her life.
Internationally recognised Australian experts in the areas of human rights, bioethics and disability, have today released a Statement of Concern to emphasise key human rights principles and standards that need to underpin ethical decision-making in the context of disability and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rights of persons with autism must be taken into account in efforts to address the COVID-19 coronavirus: “a public health crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes”, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday.
António Guterres’s appeal came in his message for World Autism Awareness Day, observed annually on 2 April.
People with disability, and their organisations, across Australia are calling for urgent action, again, to keep us safe during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 70 national, state and territory disability organisations have come together to urge the National Cabinet to take the urgent action we need to keep people with disability free of the COVID-19 virus.
People with disability who receive the Disability Support Pension (DSP) urgently need access to the increased Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight, consistent with the Jobseeker Payment and other payments recently announced.
People with disability who are in receipt of DSP are experiencing and facing additional, unforeseen costs in this time of crisis, which is causing significant levels of distress and anxiety, and only serving to further entrench DSP recipients into poverty.
People looking for information about people with disability and COVID-19 can go to these websites:
Priority home delivery services for NDIS participants.
Particular information about behaviour support is available from https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/docum…
One month into the school year, Melinda Walkden's two children, who have autism, are yet to start primary school.
- Melinda Walkden was issued with a trespass order in 2018 over claims she abused her daughter's teachers
- Her autistic daughter had been put in an open cardboard box enclosure in her classroom in 2017
- The Education Department wants to transfer her two children to a new school but won't lift the trespass order
World first research report on Australia's First Peoples experiences of autism
Positive Partnerships is proud to have collaborated with Macquarie University on a new research report titled 'We Look After Our Own Mob: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Experiences of Autism'. On Tuesday 18th February this report was launched at the State Library of New South Wales by the Honourable Linda Burney MP, NSW Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians.
On 3/2/2020, A4 sent its belated submission responding to the Disability Royal Commission's (DRC) Issues Paper on Education of students with disability. The submission was due in December, but A4 has limited resources to do this type of work. Hopefully, the DRC will consider A4's submission.
The submission makes the following suggestions to the Royal Commission.