A4 appreciates the report from the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the NDIS resulting from its Inquiry into Early Intervention. The report was released on 7/12/2017. Notable observations from the report include:
Emergency intervention to remove disabled man left in prison after NDIS providers refused to care for him
"Trying to contain a hurricane," is how Briana Blackett describes life as the sole parent of two boys with autism.
Complaints that the NDIS is not delivering the help needed by patients
NDIS acknowledges teething problems and promises to 'significantly improve'
Productivity Commission to hand down NDIS inquiry recommendations
"Max can just out of nowhere start screaming, like horror film screaming, pinching himself, biting himself, throwing himself on the ground," she said.
Warning: this is a very distressing story
A mother whose autistic son was strapped to a restraining chair in class was asked if she would prefer a "more aesthetically pleasing chair" when she confronted the school about the seven-year-old's treatment.
The video for this story is at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-09/hundreds-of-complaints-of-abuse-o…
- Almost 250 reported incidents of abuse or neglect of disabled students in government schools since 2015
- Complaints include children being strapped into restraining chairs
- Abuse includes physical abuse and neglect
Police have been filmed arresting a young boy while telling him to "shut up" in Victoria.
The video, which was uploaded to Facebook, appears to show at least three officers pinning the 12-year-old boy to the ground at Bendigo Railway Station on Friday.
With his face pressed against the concrete, the boy, who police believed at the time to have autism, is held down by the officers.
"He's got autism so he doesn't understand," one officer can be heard saying.
For nearly six months, Nicole Lim says her son Carlos Blanch, who has autism and is non-verbal, came home from school every week with cuts and bruises on his arms and legs.
The first time it happened, in March this year, Ms Lim went straight to the principal to ask for better supervision for Carlos, 11, who is in year 5.
"It was completely disregarded, nothing ever happened," Ms Lim said.
Vanda Carson & Emmaline Stigwood
A BRISBANE mother is fighting for her autistic son’s right to an education in a landmark discrimination case.
This week single mum Sherri Gullickson, from Norman Park, lost her battle to have son Jonathan, 7, return to class at the elite Brisbane Boys College’, which boasts it has several students in a state-of-the-art autism spectrum disorder program.
Jonathan began in Year 2 at the school in January but was expelled on August 29 for “biting and hitting” classmates in separate incidents on August 9 and August 14.