In The Media | 13 April 2017

People with autism have the right to support under the NDIS

Commentary suggesting that funding autism will break the NDIS is a misnomer. Creating an abitrary hierarchy of need is morally unacceptable.

“If you walk into our home or Max’s classroom, you couldn’t pick him out as having autism. But then we’ve funded nearly 10 years of support – from speech and occupational therapy to psychology appointments. I can tell you now, he’d be a very different child if we hadn’t been in the position to do so.”

Adeane Tindall’s 13-year-old son, Max, was diagnosed with autism at the age of four, but it was an uphill struggle.

“We know that Max’s disability isn’t visible, but that doesn’t make it any less real. In fact, it’s tackling the issue head-on that has enabled him to achieve so much.

Source: The Guardian