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Subject: rough comments of Taylor Fry report to NDIA
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2024 13:04:56 +1100
From: Bob Buckley (Co-convenor) <>
To: Jim Mullan <>, Andrew Davis <>, <>, Jenny Karavolos (Australian Autism Alliance co-chair) <>, Chris Varney (Australian Autism Alliance co-chair) <>, Jacqui Borland (AABA Chairperson) <>, Donna Blanchard (AABA Secretary) <>

CC:Joan McKenna Kerr <>


As A4, the autism-specific DRO listed on the DSS DRO web page is not included in the NDIA's Autism Advisory Group (AAG), I am writing to you, the members of the AAG with information that I hope is of interest to the AAG.

I recently obtained the attached document, the Taylor Fry report, via FoI from the NDIA. It provides information that I've not seen published elsewhere about autistic NDIS participants.

I wrote (and attached) some notes about the information, raise some issues, and expressed some concerns ... and in the context of some other information.

Please feel free to ask further questions. And feel free to share my notes with the NDIA and anyone else if you consider that appropriate.

I hope this is useful.


Bob Buckley
Co-convenor, Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)

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