Seeking Feedback – draft National Guidelines for Supporting Autistic Children

This is a big milestone for Australia and your feedback is important! Public consultation closes 29 August 2022. You can view the National Guideline here You can choose to provide your feedback directly by email, ceo@autismtas.org.au to contribute to Autism Tasmania’s submission. A new draft of the National Guidelines for supporting the learning, participation and wellbeing of autistic children is being developed in consultation with parents/carers, autistic people, service providers and the autistic community. The Guideline Development Group has reviewed research evidence and consultation findings to impart this information into a set of draft Recommendations and Good Practice points. […]

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Advocacy

Autism Tasmania works to ensure that the voice of the Tasmanian Autistic community is heard – loud and clear! We work to shape the programs and policies at local, state, and national levels. This includes submissions to influence the range of reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Your views are valued. To share them please contact our CEO: E: ceo@autismtas.org.au The details of our current advocacy activities are set out under the below sections. State Election 2021 Senate Selection Committee on Autism Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability NDIS submissions National Disability […]

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Advocating for new NDIS Independent Assessments to be halted!

Australian Autism Alliance Access and Planning Policies On all accounts the National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS has delivered life-transforming benefits to the over 10,000 eligible participants across Tasmania. Of note 31% of participants have Autism as a primary diagnosis, 37% as a secondary. For this reason listening to the unique needs of the Autistic community is fundamental to informing the continual improvement of the NDIS. We write to alert you to a concerning development in reforms to the NDIS, specifically the implementation of new assessment arrangements. Every person supports the need for nationally consistent assessment processes. We all need to […]

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