News round up

Autism News for May 2018 in Australia

 

Autism has been in the news a lot in May so here is my top 5 news related to Autism for May 2018 in Australia

On Wednesday May the 30th Insight on SBS aired “Are we getting autism diagnosis right?” https://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/tvepisode/diagnosing-autism

If you are unable to watch the video if you scroll down to the end there is a typed out transcript of the show

Also happening in May a teenager was attacked by a group of teens who wielded spanners outside a Melbourne school. Subsequently three teens aged from 14, to 16 have been charged. You can read the story here. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-10/spanner-attack-teen-with-autism-melbourne-school/9745746 and the follow-up here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-12/teenagers-charged-over-alleged-spanner-attack-on-boy-with-autism/9755164

The NDIS eligibility for people with Autism is under review. You can read more about it here. https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2018/05/ndis-eligibility-people-autism-review/

A good news heart warming story appeared on ABC news. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-28/photography-helping-4yo-boy-with-autism-to-socialise/9681368?pfmredir=sm

And lastly we had the tragic deaths of a mother and her four autistic children who were shot dead by their grandfather before he took his wife’s life and then he’s own. This happened in Margaret River in WA. You can read my thoughts on it here https://autisticnick9.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/too-close-for-comfort

And that’s a wrap for Autism in the news in May 2018 in Australia