Whether or not you and your family have been touched by autism we ask you to consider supporting the Autism Awareness Campaign which is hoping to be noticed by the politicians during this year’s election campaign.
Back in March 2013, autism expert Dr Tony Attwood said ''A child diagnosed with apparently mild autism may have challenges that are profound to them. If they are offered little or no support, there potentially could be tragic consequences.''
In May 2013, DSM-5 was introduced and the definitions of autism, aspergers and many other mental disorder conditions changed. Now the number of people who will qualify as having ASD, and therefore qualifying for funding, has changed, too. Some estimates suggest only 60% of people currently diagnosed with autism would meet the DSM-5 definition.
This election, speak up for all Australians with autism. In all of the promises and spin over the next few weeks, it is crucial for them to make their voice heard. We need to remind our politicians that 1 in 100 needs to be funded and it needs to be now! Find out about their new campaign and how you can get involved.