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Can a Daughter with Aspergers fail the Medical and Hence NO VISA?

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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

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It is a possibility, its happened before. What you could do before being asked is get as much information as possible from doctors, teachers, other agencies involved with your daughter to say what if any 'additional needs' she has or might need in the future as a result if possible aspergers.

 

DIAC will be looking to see if there is a chance a person may need 'excessive' health care, support needs in school, care services or welfare benefits. If you can show this wont be the case you may be ok.

 

ETA I have epilepsy and still got my visa so it's not a definte that it would be rejected.


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Hi Hoo,

 

There is a possibility of rejection for any medical condition or disability (e.g. my husband's spouse visa was rejected because he has ulcerative colitis). It ultimately depends on what the hypothetical cost is estimated to be for the condition. What you need to try to prove is that, despite the condition, the cost to Australian taxpayers would not be significant. (Any condition that would cost more than $21,000 over 5 years is deemed to be "significant".) If your daughter won't require any expensive medication nor health and community support then that will definitely work in your favour. You really want to get reports from specialists that would support this.

 

It might be worth getting advice from a migration specialist who has experience in the medical area - George Lombard and Peter Bollard are often recommended on this forum.

 

best wishes,

Jen

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Yes, quite possibly your application will be knocked back however there have been some successful appeals against those decisions where a child has Aspergers syndrome and you would be very wise to contact one of the agents mentioned above.

 

If there is a need for intensive support in school then it is more likely for a visa application to be rejected than if a child is managing in mainstream with little to no support. That's a bit of a catch 22 though unfortunately because if you want people to say that the impact of the condition is minimal then if you do get your visa and want support in schools then there is a chance there wont be much support given because people have said the need for support was minimal (if you see what I mean!)

 

Good luck.

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Our son has high functioning autism and he is totally fine. In a main stream school doing very well with little support and no longer requires SALT. Were ready for a battle so will be interested in your journey.

Lisa


Lisa ACSC, RN at FMC, Gareth, Adam (18) Ethan (14) Academic IELTS 20/3/10, ANMC 11/8/10, SA SS 3/3/11, 176 visa lodged, 10/3/11, CO 23/3/11, pcc 11/4/11, medicals 5/4/11, Ethans referred 27/4/11 visa granted 6/5/11, AHPRA reg 29/8/11, Arrived in Adelaide Oct 2011, just loving it.

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The support she requires is "Letters & Sounds" and a programme called Fizzy for her fine motor skills. We are awaiting a meeting with the SENCO to see whether she will be tested for Dyslexia.

 

Our appointment for the diagnosis with the Hospital is not until 20th July 2011!!!

 

Now fed up!

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The support she requires is "Letters & Sounds" and a programme called Fizzy for her fine motor skills. We are awaiting a meeting with the SENCO to see whether she will be tested for Dyslexia.

 

Our appointment for the diagnosis with the Hospital is not until 20th July 2011!!!

 

Now fed up!

 

We do not get any financial support for Emily at all.

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