15671 – Autism Family Support Association Inc.

The Autism Family Support Association (AFSA) is a voluntary organisation whose purpose is to assist and support individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Victoria by providing emotional and practical support for parents, carers and families. It is estimated that there may be around 55,000 people in Victoria with ASD.

Our vision for disability advocacy services for our loved ones with autism embraces a human rights driven person-centred approach that acknowledges the roles and responsibilities of parents, carers and families.

We do not believe the current disability advocacy support service model in Victoria is adequate to ensure equity of access, quality of service and effective outcomes.

Our attached submission contains more detail about who we represent and our current concerns with advocacy support services.