The Parliament of Victoria has launched an inquiry into services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The terms of reference of the inquiry are to investigate:
- the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in Victoria;
- the availability and adequacy of services provided by the Commonwealth, State and local governments across health, education, disability, housing, sport and employment services;
- the adequacy of services to be provided under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS);
- evidence of the social and economic cost of failing to provide adequate services; and
- the projected demand for services in Victoria.
Scope will be making a submission to this Inquiry, however the Inquiry Committee also encourages submissions from individuals and families with lived experience of ASD.
Public hearings will be held in Melbourne and regional Victoria in 2016. Have your say by making a submission to the Inquiry.
Please send in submissions by Friday, 18 March 2016.
All submissions are treated as public documents unless confidentiality is requested and granted.