In The Media | 23 September 2015

Autism Advisory and Support Services president Grace Fava tells National Disability Insurance Agency to talk to families

“TALK to families” is the plea to experts reviewing how Autism is treated under the National Disability Insurance Scheme from the Bonnyrigg Heights mother of two autistic children.

Grace Fava, who is also the Autism Advisory and Support Services president, is concerned the real picture of life for people on the autism spectrum and their families is being lost and the only way to overcome this is true consultation.

“Don’t just talk to families who have high functioning kids, talk to those who have to relinquish their kids,” she said.

“High functioning kids have their own set of issues, but low functioning kids end up, not with broken families, but shattered families.”

Source: The Daily Telegraph