Submission on the Draft National Autism Strategy

As awareness and understanding of Autism and other neurodivergences has grown, there has been greater acknowledgement that people with Autism are not supported to fully participate in all aspects of life because the systems and functions of society are not accessible to them. This submission explores the structural barriers to financial security that are faced by people with Autism, demonstrating the negative impact that an inadequate and inaccessible income support system has on people with Autism. Ultimately, highlighting the critical role the Government has in supporting people with Autism if we are to create real, positive change.