By convenor |
Subject: Attn: Justice Meagher -- concerns over AAT processes for NDIS reviews
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 23:47:14 +1100

Dear Justice Meagher

Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia, known as A4, wrote to the AAT President back in March 2018. We are concerned that

The time required for an AAT review process denies young autistic children much of their opportunity for early intervention.

The AAT's Principal Registrar wrote back:

Your feedback is particularly timely as the Tribunal is commencing a project to review our procedures and current NDIS Practice Direction.  Part of that review process will involve consultation with disability advocates over the next few months and I have added your contact details to be included.

We didn't hear any more.

Please can you tell us the outcome of the review? Who were the disability advocates that were consulted? What did they tell you about AAT processes and their effect on early intervention for young autistic children when NDIS issues come before the AAT? What changes were made and what were the outcomes of the changes?


Bob Buckley

Convenor, Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)


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