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The latest news and updates from Asperger Services Australia
Survey on the Financial Wellbeing of Autistic Adults

Survey on the Financial Wellbeing of Autistic Adults

Autism CRC and Macquarie University are looking for autistic adults to participate in an online survey about their financial wellbeing and other aspects of day-to-day life. Watch the video or the read the information below to learn more about the survey and how to...

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Disability advocates present plan to end barriers to work

Disability advocates present plan to end barriers to work

The plan, released on Monday by People With Disability Australia (PWDA), is calling for the federal government to develop a national jobs plan that will look at “every barrier, and every part of the employment picture”. With just 53 per cent of working age people with...

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Understanding My NDIS Plan

Understanding My NDIS Plan

There has been a lot of confusion about what should be in you NDIS plan.  Here we found a great article from My Care Space that explains in plain English what your NDIS plan should comprise. Have a read and we hope you find useful like we did...

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Flexibility in transport funding for NDIS participants

Flexibility in transport funding for NDIS participants

Originally posted on the Media Release NDIS Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, today announced more flexibility and increased choice for participants accessing transport funding in their plans. From 1 March 2020, NDIS participants will be able to flexibly use their...

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The Pleasure and the Pain of Intimate Relationships

The Pleasure and the Pain of Intimate Relationships

First Published Minds & Hearths - Dr Michelle Garnett, Clinical Psychologist   Being in an intimate relationship with someone is one of the most intensely joyful and painful experiences we can have. The ecstasy of finding love, being in love, and loving...

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Why everything you know about autism is wrong

Being diagnosed with autism is often seen as a tragedy. But for Jac den Houting, it was the best thing that's ever happened to them. As an autistic person, concepts like the Neurodiversity paradigm, the Social Model of Disability, and the Double Empathy Problem were...

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