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IT'S TIME FOR US TO MAKE A STAND & VOTE FOR AUTISM & SPECIAL NEEDS AT FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS!

AUSTRALIAN'S DESERVE IMMEDIATE ACTION FOR AUTISM & SPECIAL NEEDS!! With the 2010 federal election over, we will continue to let the Government know how important the 'autism & special needs vote' is and how many people are affected by their decisions in this area. It is far reaching... not just the person themselves, but their parents, friends, relatives, therapists, health professionals, teachers, etc, etc.

Our children are worth investing in so that they have a chance at becoming contributing members of society. With the current skills shortages and the situation worsening over time, it IS ESSENTIAL the Australian Government invest in autism & special needs or there will be generations of neglected people out of work and depedent on the Government to survive. Australia's economy can't afford for this to happen.

The main issues we are focussing on is education. With funding for early intervention now in place, it is essential we focus on continued support for our children. We believe that it is almost a waste of the early intervention funding money if support for children with ASD & special needs isn't followed through throughout a child's school years. Children are making great progress with early intervention, only to regress when they get to school. This is a very sad situation. We invite you to contribute your thoughts on this issue under the discussion topic (link found on right side of cause page).

IT'S TIME FOR US TO MAKE A STAND & VOTE FOR AUTISM & SPECIAL NEEDS!
This cause is run by Rainbowland Autism Services Inc. (RAS) & Autism Advisory Support Service (AASS)

http://www.rainbowlandautismservices.com/
http://www.aass.org.au/

1. To achieve the best possible outcomes for autism & special needs funding

2. To ensure there are National Standards in Education Developed for Autism & Special Needs

3. To achieve outcomes that enable children & their families reach their potential