Working for social inclusion

Sunday Mail Adelaide A new charter offers new opportunities. Autism SA has launched a new charter to promote social and workplace inclusion for people on the autism spectrum. The Autism Friendly Charter was created in response to an identified need...

Kelly Vincent – Vision Australia Interview on Special Books by Special Kids

On Wednesday 7 December, Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent was interviewed on radio station Vision Australia where she discussed Chris Ulmer, the man behind Special Books by Special Kids. Here is the transcript and audio from the interview. Pam Green:...

Kelly Vincent – Vision Australia Interview on the Increase of Children Eligible for the NDIS

On 29th July 2015, Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent was interviewed on Vision Australia radio station to discuss the large number of children and young people eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and in particular the increase of...

Make South Australia A+ on Autism: Dignity for Disability Launches Autism Policy

Dignity for Disability today released a policy to improve the lives of South Australians with autism, anchored by the establishment of a state-wide autism plan. "South Australians with autism are at the mercy of a system that provides piecemeal support...

Count-in the Copper Coast – Dignity for Disability Launches Regional SA Policy

The mid-North and Copper Coast should be targeted as a key region to benefit from early rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) while being protected from potentially hazardous coal seam gas mining, says Dignity for Disability in its...

Vincent to Visit Disability Hot Spots

Kelly Vincent today embarks on her first overseas study tour to investigate social services, health, transport, housing and urban planning in relation to disability. The 26 day trip will assess the legislative, policy and service features of the Denmark, Norway,...

Piecemeal Approach is not the Answer to Autism Early Intervention

Yesterday’s $2.1 million federal funding injection into the Daphne Street Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre is welcome, but not nearly enough to deal with the burgeoning issue of autism support in this state. Autism SA figures show that...

World Autism Awareness Day

The Hon. G.A. KANDELAARS: My question is to the Minister for Disabilities. Will the minister detail the importance of World Autism Awareness Day? The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion, Minister for Social Housing, Minister for Disabilities,...

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...

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...