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State Elections 2010

A.T.A.C. is taking an active and vocal position on behalf of families dealing with autism during the 2010 State Election campaign.

We approached Autism Tas to help sponsor the first ever autism forum in the lead up to an election. We invited representatives from each of the major parties and requested specifically that each of these parties present the forum with their policies on autism. This was then followed by questions from the floor.

In attendance were Brett Whiteley, Liberal MP and Shadow Minister for Health, Nick McKim MP, leader of the Tasmanian Greens, and Madeleine Ogilvie, a candidate for the Labour Party.

This forum was held at Glenorchy on Sunday February 14th, and saw a good turn up of Tasmanian families from around the state who deal personally with the issues of autism on a daily basis.

This format resulted in a vigorous, and at times emotional and volatile session, and significantly contributed to the success of the forum
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ATAC has provided links below to the policy statements of the 3 parties, and links also to 3 press releases concerning those policies. We invite ALL members of ATACto read these policies, to make friends and families aware of them, and to relay their feelings on the same to their local representatives, as well as to the media.

HELP MAKE AUTISM A MAJOR ISSUE IN THIS ELECTION. WE HAVE BEEN IGNORED FOR FAR TOO LONG, AND OUR CHILDREN CONTINUE TO BE MISTREATED AND DENIED THE SERVICES THEY NEED. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

ATAC would not only like to thank those polticians in attendance, but all participants in this forum. We are mindful of the daily, and continual, difficulties every family facing the issues of autism experiences and appreciate the effort each of you made to attend.

ATAC would also like to thank Autism Tas for their participation.

ATAC - Action for Tasmanian Autistic Children!

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