Dignity for Disability Rallies for Autism Education Plan

Dignity for Disability, Adelaide_Autism, the families, and educators of children with autism collectively call on the Premier-in-Waiting, Jay Weatherill, to boost funding for early autism intervention programs in mainstream and special schools. These groups will be protesting on the steps...

Statement to Autism Rally on Steps of Parliament

This morning I am going to start by asking you a question. Put your hand up if you have faced challenges accessing adequate intervention and education for your child with autism spectrum disorder. Yes, I thought so. Today I speak...

Funding Cuts for People with Autism

Wingard: In South Australia, autism spectrum disorder diagnoses are increasing by about 15% a year but funding is not keeping pace, Autism SA says. … Ms Vincent, you say the decrease in funding to support people with autism is not...

Lack of Funding “Further Disabling” People with Autism

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent joins Autism SA Chief Executive Jon Martin in calling for increased funding to support people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). "The Federal Government has helped people with autism through programs like the Helping Children...

World Autism Day

Tomorrow (April 2), on Autism Awareness Day, Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent reminds the State Government not to forget about the importance of early intervention. "A recent study from the United States indicates that early intensive behavioural intervention for...

Striving for Dignity

Every Christmas all 12-year-old Taylah Neagle wants is for her younger brother to talk. Her brother Mitchell has autism. He’s been luck. His parents have so far been able to afford access to services including paying more than $100,000 over...

D4d Letter to the Editor – A Special School

I refer to the letters written by Ms Jean Webster, a grandmother whose child attends Modbury Special School, and Ms Ginny Pyatt on behalf of the Governing Body of Modbury Special School (EducationNow 10/11/09). I wish to commend the staff...

Neagle Eyes Norwood

ANOTHER footballer is considering standing in Norwood at the upcoming state election. Former Norwood utility Rick Neagle might join ex-Crow Nigel Smart in the contest. If he stands, Mr Neagle would run under the Dignity for the Disabled banner. "I...