About ASAN


The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand (ASAN AUNZ) is run by Australian and New Zealander Autistic people, for Autistic people.  We are the peak body for Autistic Self-Advocacy in Australia and New Zealand.

We are associated with ASAN USA making us a part of an international Autism Self-Advocacy Network.

ASAN AUNZ understands that Autistic citizens can contribute to society and enriching the lives of their families and communities. We are committed to enable Autistic citizens to achieve their full potential in society.


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Recent Posts

It feels like I’ve come full circle

Nichole Conolly (She/They) Nichole is a writer and educator, originally from Caloundra, QLD. She has a Masters in Autism from the University of Wollongong and a Certificate IV in Education

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The Disability Royal Commission

In 2020 we asked Autistic people what they wanted to know about the Disability Royal Commission – these are the results of our survey. In response we created an episode

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Senator Hughes doubles down on Morrison’s comments and takes aim at Autistic adults – again.

“Jenny and I have been blessed; we’ve got two children that don’t – haven’t had to go through that” Scott Morrison’s attempt at sympathy was really a self-focused account of

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Autistic Self Advocacy Peak Body Welcomes Labor Commitment to National Autism Strategy and NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) overhaul. 

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand welcomes the announcement today from Bill Shorten that Labor commits to a National Autism Strategy informed by the findings of

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