Services in Australia lagging behind the United Kingdom
I am a 39 year old adult on the Autism Spectrum diagnosed by Dr Tony Attwood in Brisbane, Australia. I constantly notice how far Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world especially the United Kingdom in terms of support and services.
If you have Autism in Australia people do not understand you and there is virtually no access to services and support as an adult if you require them. Also employment support is very limited not to mention society's lack of awareness and understanding.
I have tried very hard to advocate as an adult on the Autism Spectrum in Australia and I find myself constantly under attack or living within social isolation from a society which simply does not understand.
I write a lot of articles about how Asperger Syndrome affects me and I feel at times that I am close to breaking point. In Australia a video was recently shown called "Breaking Point" which outlines how the Australian disability system is broken. I have thought about living in the United Kingdom but it would be hard for me as getting a job in the UK would not be easy.
There is so much lagging behind the rest of the world here in Australia and a lack of support and services as well.