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  1. Hi, we're about to apply for Visa 189 and I came across some old posts by accident regarding Aspergers diagnosis resulting in possible refusal of visas. This is not something I had considered before being a problem. My son was diagnosed with Aspergers 3 years ago but has never been statemented, attends main stream school, receives no one to one TA care in class. He is achieving the national average levels expected for English and well above the national average for maths and science. the problem with the old posts I've seen have not had a follow up with what happened (that I can see) and obviously there are out of date. I have spoken to his school and they will happily provide statements and evidence of this and his Consultant will back this up too. Am I going to be fighting a losing battle or am I over reacting? (sorry if this doesn't make sense, just finished nights with little sleep!) thanks for any advice.
  2. Guest

    Aspergers syndrome

    Need some friendly advice! My 8 year old Daughter may have Aspergers and because she was awaiting an appointment to see a peadatrician at the time of our Medicals, my Husband told the Panel Doctor. Now we have been sent a Natural Justice by our Case Officer as the MOC has written and seemed to have diagnosed that she has a moderately severe developmental disorder! Our next appointment with the Peadatrician is not until 20th July, whereby we get the full diagnosis. I have been told by our Migration Agent that if she is diagnosed with Aspergers, we can kiss goodbye to our Visa. Has anyone else been in this situation or know if anyone has been in this situation. Thanking you all in advance x
  3. nigelweepers

    Aspergers Syndrome

    Hi I have just come to the conclusion that I have Aspergers Syndrome. It has been suggested that my son has it so I researched it and suddenly, like a light bulb, everything in my life became clear. I am 42, I have been employed 99% of my working life, and am planning to migrate to Oz on the back of my wife's application. I have not been to the doctors to have this formally diagnosed yet, however I am tempted as it would ease current pressures. If I am formally diagnosed, will it have an effect on the visa application? Please help.
  4. milliem

    Autism

    Hi Folks Could do with some help / advice on this one :confused: We are applying for a 475 heading to the sunshine coast area. My son is 14 yrs with Aspergers; medium functioning, no meds, no behaviour issues. he has an SEN statement but his school has withdrawn 80% his additional support recently in agreement with me as they feel he has made sufficient progress to no longer need the same input. Academically his progress is less than his peers but he is nonetheless making some. Can anyone give me a short list of what info I need to take to the medical with me. I want to pre-empt as much as I can so as to avoid too much delay. lastly - does anyone think this will be the proverbial fly in the ointment of our visa? i am a secondary school teacher myself working as a learning manager in special education. will this be any help in swaying their verdict or not? :wacko: Thanks for your help :notworthy: Millie x
  5. Pinkgirl

    Aspergers - any advice??

    Hello!! We're in Melbourne and my son is just about to be diagnosed with Aspergers. Its doubtful we'll qualify for funding as he is an average IQ and good language skills. Socially he's a real worry, subject to bullying re his behavoir, as soon as we get the official diagnosis I'm going to do everything I can to help him re social groups etc but I wondered if anyone had any experience of Aspergers kids attending high schools in the area. I'm really worried sick about how he's going to deal with high school as is his current teacher. He suggested visiting a variety of schools and trusting my instincts which I intend to do but I would really love to hear from anyone who had been through this situation. Thanks
  6. Nearly three years ago we decided to see if it was possible to go to Australia. We contacted an agent who assured us that Carpet fitters were on the list and invited us to apply using skill path D. The other issue at the time was that we were long term foster carers of two sisters,who we love very much and were not going without them. We started the visa application gathering information for pathway D and at the same time started the process for adoption,which we were not guaranteed to get as it was fiercly contested by the birth family with whom the girls had very little contact. Our dreams seemed to be fading in October 2007 when we found out that pathway D had been suspended, we were then told that the birth mother was trying to overturn the care order in order to try to get the girls back ( the girls had only lived with her for 2 + 3 years and at this time they were 11 + 12 respectively) We were about to give up hope,we wished we had never started the whole thing,we had paid an agent £3500 and they seemed to be doing nothing. January 2008 saw some light as the birth mother had withdrew her application to overturn the care order as the independaant assesment of her deemed that she was unanble and incapable of caring for them. We then had the question of a visa,no pathway D and at the time seemingly no way of getting there. After sending a considerable amount of e-mails to various people in Adelaide,the gods must have been smiling on us as we were contacted by someone who was looking for someone with my skills. He agreed to sponsor us,we were overjoyed. With this we could now go back to court to show the judge that we had a clear way of entering Australia,he was still unsure about severing any ties with birth family and ordered the legal bods to investigate the possibilities of special guardianship orders. Some months later the news came back from Aus that special guardianship orders would not suffice as it would leave the childrens legal immigration status uncertain when they reached 18. He also pointed out that adoption under the childrens act 1989 could not be used as a device for another purpose . The decision had to be made as to what was in the childrens best interest,he ruled on the 17 th of December 2008 that it was in the best interest of the children to emmigrate and granted the adoption,,,,phew we were over the moon. Meanwhile,because we were certain that the order would be granted,we had the sponsorship in place etc,we decided to go for our medicals. We were absolutely devastated to find in March this year that my son had had his medical refused because he has been Diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome,which is on the autistic spectrum. We realised that we had made a classic mistake of not obtaining up to date reports before the meds were done,the panel doctor barely gave him a look and because he is no trouble to us we didnt even consider him being a problem to the Australian health authorities. Plus at the time of the meds we were totaly distracted by the adoption issues and didnt realise that his statement of special educational needs were out of date. We obtained letters from his school,the medical psychologist ,scout group,uncle Tom Cobley and every one we could.We sent them off to the medical bods in Aus,thinking we had half a chance,but hedging our bets by planning a new life in this county as we were not confident that we would have the visa accepted. Today we got our visa,it has been a trial to say the least,we never gave up and we urge others who are in any sort of predicament such as ours not to give up if it is what you want. What I have wrote here is a brief summary of events just to outline the hurdles we have overcome. I would like to offer Gill Palmer (Gollywobbler) a special thank you. She has been an absolute rock right through this,we have learned so much and without you Gill we would have been all at sea,you are a diamond!
  7. Guest

    Aspergers syndrome - help!

    Need some friendly advice! My 8 year old Daughter may have Aspergers and because she was awaiting an appointment to see a peadatrician at the time of our Medicals, my Husband told the Panel Doctor. Now we have been sent a Natural Justice by our Case Officer as the MOC has written and seemed to have diagnosed that she has a moderately severe developmental disorder! Our next appointment with the Peadatrician is not until 20th July, whereby we get the full diagnosis. I have been told by our Migration Agent that if she is diagnosed with Aspergers, we can kiss goodbye to our Visa. Has anyone else been in this situation or know if anyone has been in this situation. Thanking you all in advance x
  8. Can someone please tell me why someone with Aspergers will cost the Australian economy? Cheers.
  9. We've recently carried out our Medicals at the beginning of January 2010 and the DIAC received these on 23/12/2010. However, whilst carrying out the Medicals my OH advised the Panel Doctor that our Daughter was currently awaiting an appointment to diagnose whether she has Aspergers or not. Possibility that she has. She has some learning difficulties at school and hence why we went to the Doctors. I have now seen that the DIAC have requested further Medicals but I do not know what they are yet as our Migration Agent is currently on holiday and no one can view his email!!! Does anyone know if Visa's have been rejected because of Aspergers/Autism? If this is the case, then this has been a complete waste of time and money!!!! :arghh: Claire
  10. My 14 year old son has just been diagnosed with mild aspergers syndrome. We are on a 457 visa and looking to apply for permanent next year. Will this condition affect whether we will be granted a permanent visa? Any advice appreciated.
  11. Guest

    aspergers and education

    i live in n.ireland although born in w. australia. Thinking of moving as there are no help or supports with aspergers syndrome - have 2 sons both diagnosed. what help is there for schools and is there special autistic schools :arghh:
  12. Hi all wanted to no if anyone is working with asperges in brisbane as i am currently working with male adults with asperges syndrome as a support worker and wanted to know any of info for jobs and numbers if poss
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