Speaking Out for Autism Spectrum Disorder (SOfASD), a local ASD advocacy group in the ACT, wrote to the ACT Minister for Education raising concerns about the lack if discernible progress with getting registered/certified behavioural service and support for autistic students in ACT schools. SOfASD asked for a meeting but the Minister's response ignored their request.
SOfASD is concerned that there has been no visible progress following the internationally infamous boy-in-a-blue-cage "incident" in 2015.
Their letter contains the following recommendations for the ACT Minister for Education ...
- SOfASD asks the ACT Government to ensure that its clinical staff behave more professionally and stop telling families of autistic children that “ABA does not work”.
- SOfASD asks that the ACT Government requests AHPRA to accredit behavioural clinicians in Australia.
- SOfASD recommends that the ACT Government ensures every school psychologist who is involved with autistic school students needing behavioural support in ACT schools is a certified behavioural clinician.