Countdown to a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

Today we have presented our submission to the government’s Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. From today we will start counting the days until all forms of conversion therapies are banned in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our hope is that this page will only need to be appended a few times with further activities to remind the… Continue reading Countdown to a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

Include all Conversion Therapies in Legislative Ban

Media release: 7 September 2021 Include all conversion therapies in legislative ban, says autistic community Although the government’s Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill is welcome progress, it should be extended to ban all conversion therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand, say members of the autistic community. In a submission to the Justice Select Committee, members from… Continue reading Include all Conversion Therapies in Legislative Ban

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa

An initiative of the Autistic Collaboration Trust Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa (https://autismaotearoa.org) is a new website that is designed as an access point to the New Zealand Autistic Community. The autists who are curating and jointly developing the educational material and services of the website are involved in the neurodiversity movement. Most of… Continue reading Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa

Ban of conversion therapies

“Conversion therapies” are pseudoscientific practices of trying to change an individual’s behaviour to conform to the social expectations of a particular culture using psychological and physical interventions. Various jurisdictions around the world have passed laws against LGTBQIA+ conversion therapy. However, the same underlying techniques of coercion continue to be applied to young autistic children and… Continue reading Ban of conversion therapies

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