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Report - Public hearing 4 - Healthcare for people with cognitive disability

By bobb | Thu, 22/10/2020 - 11:43

The Disability Royal Commission released a report summarising its public hearing #4 that is about Health care for people with cognitive disability. The DRC  includes autistic people among people with cognitive disability.

The report focuses on NSW and  describes many poor experiences of autistic people in the health systems. It says:

Experts and advocates also noted the dearth of initiatives to ensure that people with autism can access and receive appropriate health care.

Response to email to Minister Robert regarding Expert Reference Group to implement the National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Australia

By convenor | Thu, 22/10/2020 - 08:47

Subject:
Re: Response to email to Minister Robert regarding Expert Reference Group to implement the National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Australia [SEC=OFFICIAL]

Date:
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:41:53 +1100

From:
Bob Buckley (A4 Convenor) <convenor@a4.org.au>

Organisation:
Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia

To:
Autism Policy <AutismPolicy@dss.gov.au>

Dear Mr Hoffman - your open letter

By convenor | Wed, 14/10/2020 - 06:26

Dear Mr Hoffman

I received my copy of your open letter to all NDIS participants at 4.02pm today.

Throughout the letter, you use the term “independent assessments” despite the whole disability sector having advised you that the NDIA’s contracted assessments are not “independent”. Insisting on calling them “independent” when they are not independent at all is classic “Yes Minister” conduct. Your failure to acknowledge and refusal to respect the views of the disability community shows you are not interested in improving the NDIS for the people who depend on it.

Dear PM - the Government's war on autistic Australians

By convenor | Fri, 9/10/2020 - 15:15

A4 does not often write to the Prime Minister, we usually write to minsters responsible for specific issues.

The letter below complains formally to the Prime Minister that parts of the Government, especially the NDIA, are waging a war on autistic Australians.


 

The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Prime Minister

Subject: government’s war on autistic Australians

I write to protest formally at the war on autistic Australians being waged by: