A message from Autism Awareness Australia

The NDIS launch sites are already up and running in cities across the country. Whilst it’s been a long time coming, it’s finally here; we as a community must stand together to ensure that the Scheme finally meets the needs of our children – who have gone without for so long.

So far, results in the NDIS launch sites are still seeing very limited funding for important things like early intervention and meaningful support for school age children. This makes NO sense to us. Do the government just not understand? Is the process being undertaken by ‘professional bureaucrats’ whose understanding of autism is confined by budgetary considerations? It isn’t a mystery what people on the autism spectrum need – just ask their families!

We think its time we started asking the right people, the right questions….

As such, Autism Awareness Australia is proud today to be launching our first national survey of parents and carers of children and young adults on the autism spectrum.

With the national rollout of the NDIS fast approaching, we believe it’s imperative to get a clearer picture of what autism support services look like in Australia and identify the gaps that currently exist in helping families provide better care, education and support for their loved ones with autism.

The results of the survey will assist us in advocating the needs of our community to the Government, the National Disability Insurance Agency and other stakeholders during this important planning phase.

We need as many families as possible to be part of this national initiative and we encourage you to share the survey with all your networks. The survey will be open until Friday 12 September 2014 and takes less than 10 minutes to fill out.

We will be publishing the results of the survey on our website in early October 2014.

Let’s work together as a community to get this right!

Thanks for helping us out


Nicole Rogerson

CEO, Autism Awareness Australia

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