AFSA Agendas of Issues 2021-23

AFSA Agendas of Issues 2021-23

AFSA Agendas of Issues 2021-23

The AFSA committee has updated its three Agenda Statements covering Autism Issues 2021-23, Education Issues 2021-23 and NDIS Issues 2021-23. You can download a copy of each agenda – the AFSA committee uses these documents to inform government, services and the community of our concerns and lived experiences as parents/carers of family members with autism, ASD and complex needs.  You can reference items from these documents – but please acknowledge AFSA as the source.

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Disability Services for Adults

Disability Services for Adults

Disability Services for Adults

We have identified several concerns – emerging and ongoing – experienced by AFSA members with autistic adult family members.  We will be distributing this document to government, disability services and advocacy agencies. You can reference items from this document – but please acknowledge AFSA as the source.

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Victorian Carers Strategy

Victorian Carers Strategy

Victorian Carers Strategy

AFSA has received two grants from the Victorian Carers Strategy Supporting Carers Locally (SCL) program (2020 – 2022).

Despite many impediments due to COVID restrictions we have arranged for a range of Nurturing, Belonging and Friendship Special Treats to over 100 AFSA families between 2020 & 2022.  These include

  • Village Cinema special screenings and Gold Class vouchers
  • Social functions at the Angliss Restaurant in Melbourne
  • Grazing Boxes
  • Carers Retreat – in partnership with Carers Victoria
  • Succession Planning course – in partnership with VALID
  • Lunch and guest speaker

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AFSA Consultations

AFSA Consultations

AFSA Consultations 2021-22

Members from the AFSA Committee have been meeting with the following government representatives as part of our systemic advocacy program:

  • Victorian Department of Education & Training – issue of suspension, expulsion and restrictive practices.
  • Department of Families, Fairness & Housing – issue of individual advocacy, advancing the Victorian Autism Plan and a representative on the Victorian NDIS Community Advisory Council.
  • Federal NDIS Autism Advisory Group.

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Victorian Autism Plan

Victorian Autism Plan

Victorian Autism Plan launched in December 2019

A copy of this five year plan can be accessed here:

AFSA response to Five Year Plan.

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Senate Select Committee on Autism

Senate Select Committee on Autism

Senate Select Committee on Autism

AFSA has made a submission to this committee. Our submission is number 22 and this, as well as other submissions, can be accessed here.

Their report was tabled in late March 2022.  It is titled Services, support and life outcomes for autistic Australians. Click here to access the report.

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