10 questions with… Rozanna Lilley

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Later today, 18 February, The Hon Linda Burney MP will launch the world’s first report into autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

The report reveals a lack of support and services, with many families feeling isolated and uncertain about their children’s futures. While autism is likely to be as common in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as other groups, the report reveals that there are fewer tailored services and support available to these families meaning that autism supports fail to be inclusive of the distinctive cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Among the report’s co-authors is Rozanna Lilley, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Educational Studies.  Rozanna’s memoir Do Oysters Get Bored? A Curious Life – where she reflects on family life with a child on the autism spectrum – was shortlisted for a National Biography Award in 2019.

Subject

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences of autism

Period18 Feb 2020

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • Title10 questions with… Rozanna Lilley
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletMacquarie University This Week
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date18/02/20
    DescriptionLater today, 18 February, The Hon Linda Burney MP will launch the world’s first report into autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
    The report reveals a lack of support and services, with many families feeling isolated and uncertain about their children’s futures. While autism is likely to be as common in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as other groups, the report reveals that there are fewer tailored services and support available to these families meaning that autism supports fail to be inclusive of the distinctive cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
    Among the report’s co-authors is Rozanna Lilley, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Educational Studies. Rozanna’s memoir Do Oysters Get Bored? A Curious Life – where she reflects on family life with a child on the autism spectrum – was shortlisted for a National Biography Award in 2019.
    Producer/AuthorRozanna Lilley
    URLhttps://www.mq.edu.au/thisweek/2020/02/14/10-questions-with-rozanna-lilley/#.XlL_Yi1L3NY
    PersonsRozanna Lilley