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

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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Welcoming 2022

For the third New Year’s Eve in a row, many of us have been directly impacted by Covid-19 and its variants.  This has left many people in our community feeling

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Human Rights

Webpages and Factsheets Face the facts: Disability Rights – Australian Human Rights Commission: https://humanrights.gov.au/our-work/education/face-facts-disability-rights Factsheet on Persons with Disabilities – United Nations: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/resources/factsheet-on-persons-with-disabilities.html Disability Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic –

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First People’s Disability Network – Submission to the Royal Commission

Traditionally First Nations People with disability were cared for, supported and considered to be a valued and contributing part of their community, however, the practice of removing Australia’s First Peoples

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