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Where neurodivergence, tech and a will to do good converge

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 31st March 2023 -  Being diagnosed as neurodivergent helped Joshua Morley understand how he could work better. He’s now using his talent to advocate for others. He is this week’s Changemaker. Rotary

Moving towards cultural safety for Aboriginal children with disability

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 27th March 2023 -  The I Am, Movement puts Indigenous knowledge and experience at its centre. There’s a movement afoot to provide more culturally safe resources to Aboriginal children with disability.

Putting intersectionality at the heart of governance

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 3rd March 2023 -  Ruby Susan Mountford has plenty of lived experience in often-marginalised communities, and is now channelling this into action on boards. They are this week’s Changemaker. Ruby

New guideline to support wellbeing of children with autism

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 17th February 2023 -  The guideline was co-designed with the autism community and partly funded by a private bequest. The federal government has announced the country’s first national practice guideline

EXCLUSIVE: Rishworth acknowledges budget fell short for some

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 8th November 2022 -  Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth says budget “can’t be everything to everyone” but she feels the balance is right, in an exclusive sit down with

New autism support service unveiled

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th June 2021 -  “We want to ensure the more than 200,000 Australian people with autism have the right support to meet their needs and participate fully in the community” Australia’s first national

Quiet rooms shift goal posts for football fans with autism

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 4th May 2019 -  Going to see a live AFL match is a fun, exciting night out to see your favourite team in the flesh. But for a person with autism, it can be the exact opposite. The bright lights, flashing

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

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
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