Financial wellbeing of autistic individuals

Released today, 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.  Little is currently known about these issues and this companion report aims to build more knowledge about the financial experiences, attitudes, behaviours and needs of autistic adults.

What is known is that if autistic individuals are not given the opportunity to develop financial capabilities and the confidence to interact as consumers, they are less likely to be able to live independently.

Autism CRC welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with RMIT and ANZ on this companion study.

The two reports launched today can be found here.