Shifting the Dial on Autism
11 Feb 2022
In the leadup to the 2022 Federal Election, the Australian Autism Alliance is calling on all major parties to make the following four main commitments with the outcome of “Shifting the Dial on Autism” to improve the lives and lifelong outcomes for ALL autistic Australians and their families.
1. Develop and fund a National Autism Strategy.
2. Convene an ‘Autism and COVID Summit’ in 2022” to identify initiatives that address the longtail adverse impacts of COVID and harness the unique talent of Autistic people who overwhelmingly want to work , have much to offer and would enable them to be part of the solution to current and future workforce shortages.
3. Develop a National Roadmap to improve health and mental health outcomes for autistic people.
4. Ensure an enduring and effective National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).