Financial wellbeing of autistic individuals
A stronger understanding is required of the financial barriers faced by autistic individuals and how neurodiversity affects their financial wellbeing.
The 2017 MoneyMinded Impact Report from RMIT University, commissioned by ANZ, is one of the first in Australia to explore the issues related to financial wellbeing for people living with disability and their carers. Programs like MoneyMinded can be an important tool for people with disability, their carers and the community services that support them.
A companion study conducted by RMIT University and Autism CRC, also supported by ANZ, provided additional focus on the particular issues for autistic individuals.
The companion report aimed to build more knowledge about the financial experiences, attitudes, behaviours and needs of autistic adults, of which little is currently known.
Autism CRC welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with RMIT and ANZ on this companion study.