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Shaping Job Interviews to Build Diversity May Be a Game Changer

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th November 2018 -  Building a lego robot is not a usual prerequisite for a career in IT. But for Peter Middleton, a job interview specifically designed to showcase the unique skills and abilities of people

Caution Needed Over Autism Diagnosis Guidelines

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th October 2018 -  Peak autism bodies say while new national diagnosing standards will help people with autism get better support, the autism community needs to closely watch how it affects access

Autism Bringing a New Perspective to Business

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 -  The founder of an autistic-led social enterprise mentoring and empowering autistic people believes businesses are missing out by not actively including autistic people in their

Suspicions Raised Over Autism Advocacy Group Agenda

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st June 2018 -  The federal government has announced the establishment of an Autism Advisory Group, but suspicions have been raised that the group’s agenda is about excluding people with autism

NDIS Eligibility for People With Autism Under Review

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st May 2018 -  It has been confirmed that eligibility rules for people with autism under the National Disability Insurance Scheme are under review, after a document outlining changes to direct

Autism: How Much Do We Really Know About It?

Estelle Stathoulis, Monday, 14th May 2018 -  Most of us know the word but how much do we really understand about autism? Pro Bono News spoke with members of the community about their experiences in light of new research highlighting

Reflections on the First Episode of the ABC’s Employable Me

Bill Gamack, Friday, 6th April 2018 -  Employable Me is a real and raw depiction of the challenges associated with job hunting when you have a disability, writes EPIC Assist CEO Bill Gamack. For a while now, I’ve been eagerly

Changemaker

Help is in the Bag

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th October 2017 -  Emily Whish-Wilson is a full-time special education teacher and the founder of Bustle Bags, therapy backpacks for children with autism. She is this week’s Changemaker. Whish-Wilson

The NDIS Must Maintain Separation

Jackie Softly, Tuesday, 4th July 2017 -  If the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to devolve its planning role to other organisations, it would make sense to utilise peer support people and organisations’ expertise

Different Does Not Mean Bad

Bill Gamack, Friday, 23rd June 2017 -  Senator Pauline Hanson’s comments that children with disability should be removed from mainstream classrooms could have a damaging impact on how disability is viewed in Australia,

Seeds of Brotherly Love Sprout Thriving Social Enterprise for People With Autism

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 6th June 2017 -  From what started as a sentiment of brotherly love and a conviction that people with autism and depression had a lot to offer in the workplace, Gardening A Difference has turned into…

Rethinking Autism in the Workplace

Wendy Williams, Monday, 6th February 2017 -  Australia needs to “rethink” autism in the workplace, according to a not-for-profit disability employment organisation, involved in a world-first initiative to employ autistic
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