DARU Update

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“Unpacking Elements of the NDIS”

Tue 25th Jul, 2017

The Autism Family Support Association – AFSA – is the voice for Victorian parents, carers and families of individuals with autism/autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  AFSA’s purpose is to assist and support individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder by providing emotional and practical support for parents, carers and families.

Bringing the outsiders in: autistic pride

In a brightly lit space in one of the school’s newer buildings a group of teenage boys is sitting in a rough circle playing a get-to-know you game that’s a mix of musical chairs and guess who. There’s the usual jokey exchanges and awkward adolescent shuffling, but nothing that sets this group apart from the … Continue reading

Qantas pilot slammed for blaming wheelchair-bound passenger for delay

A disabled Perth woman has blasted a Qantas pilot’s “patronising” announcement which blamed a wheelchair-bound passenger for a flight running late. Writing in a Facebook post, Samantha Connor said she and a plane full of passengers were waiting on the tarmac in Melbourne for the Perth-bound flight to take off yesterday when the pilot’s voice … Continue reading

Women’s Board Leadership Program

We are excited to offer 100 scholarships in partnership with Leadership Victoria and the Australian Institute of Company Directors for Victorian women to access board governance training through the new Women’s Board Leadership program (formerly Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship Program). The Women’s Board Leadership Program will support women to become influential board directors and leaders. … Continue reading