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Got my ITA last month and now collating all INZ docs ready by mid July however, i put on hold yet as we are not sure whether our child medical condition - suspected having 'autism' now on-going therapy programme.
based on NZ medical condition as stated below from immigration website i don't see any reference or grounds for rejection..if i will not declare into my ITA, will it affects any future plans for NZ PR/citizenship application...
Does anyone here in this forum having similar case? need your advise?

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In a person up to the age of 21 years, a severe (71-90 decibels) hearing loss or profound bilateral sensori-neural hearing loss
In a person up to the age of 21 years, a severe vision impairment with visual acuity of 6/36 or beyond after best possible correction, or a loss restricting the field of vision to 15-20 degrees
In a person up to the age of 21 years, a severe physical disability, where they are unable to stand and walk without support, and cannot independently dress, eat, hold a cup, or maintain their stability when sitting.

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Got my ITA last month and now collating all INZ docs ready by mid July however, i put on hold yet as we are not sure whether our child medical condition - suspected having 'autism' now on-going therapy programme.
based on NZ medical condition as stated below from immigration website i don't see any reference or grounds for rejection..if i will not declare into my ITA, will it affects any future plans for NZ PR/citizenship application...
Does anyone here in this forum having similar case? need your advise?

Thanks..

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Medical conditions

HIV infection
Hepatitis B surface antigen positive, with abnormal liver function
Hepatitis C, RNA positive, with abnormal liver function
Malignancies of solid organs and haematopoietic tissue, including past history of, or currently under treatment
Exceptions are:
treated minor skin malignancies (not melanoma)
malignancies where the interval since treatment is such that the probability of cure is > 90%, e.g.: early stage (I & IIA) breast cancer at 5 years; low risk prostate cancer at 5 years; early stage (Dukes A & B1) colorectal cancer at 5 years; childhood leukaemia at 5 years
Solid organ transplants, excluding corneal grafts more than 6 months old
Chronic renal failure or progressive renal disorders
Diseases or disorders such as osteoarthritis with a high probability of arthroplasty in the next four years
Central Nervous System disease, including motor neurone disease, complex partial seizures, poorly controlled epilepsy, prion disease, Alzheimer's and other dementia, and including paraplegia and quadriplegia
Cardiac disease including ischaemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy or valve disease requiring surgical and/or other procedural intervention
Chronic obstructive respiratory disease with limited exercise tolerance and requiring oxygen
Genetic or congenital disorders: muscular dystrophies, cystic fibrosis, thalassaemia major, sickle cell anaemia if more than one sickle crisis in 4 years, severe haemophilia, and severe primary immunodeficiencies
Severe autoimmune disease, currently being treated with immuno-suppressants other than prednisone
In a person up to the age of 21 years, a severe (71-90 decibels) hearing loss or profound bilateral sensori-neural hearing loss
In a person up to the age of 21 years, a severe vision impairment with visual acuity of 6/36 or beyond after best possible correction, or a loss restricting the field of vision to 15-20 degrees
In a person up to the age of 21 years, a severe physical disability, where they are unable to stand and walk without support, and cannot independently dress, eat, hold a cup, or maintain their stability when sitting.
How old's your child? If Autism is 'suspected', unless your child is very young, I assume the condition will at best be mild or you'd have noticed it sooner.
Does it specifically ask for information about 'any other medical conditions that you think may be relevant'? If so, you may have to mention it. (worth saying that in the medical examination given they only look at physical health - not mental).

I don't think a child with mild autism would affect your chances - but does anyone else out there have any experience of this?

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How old's your child? If Autism is 'suspected', unless your child is very young, I assume the condition will at best be mild or you'd have noticed it sooner.
Does it specifically ask for information about 'any other medical conditions that you think may be relevant'? If so, you may have to mention it. (worth saying that in the medical examination given they only look at physical health - not mental).

I don't think a child with mild autism would affect your chances - but does anyone else out there have any experience of this?
Has your child been tested?? Do you have a diagnosis?? Is there ANY confirmed medical paperwork??

If nothing is diagnosed, then you have nothing to declare.

Topcat is right...they shoudn't reject you on account of this.

Good luck

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Has your child been tested?? Do you have a diagnosis?? Is there ANY confirmed medical paperwork??

If nothing is diagnosed, then you have nothing to declare.

Topcat is right...they shoudn't reject you on account of this.

Good luck

Jen
Hi Topcat/Jen,

Thanks for the encouragement.

My son just turn 3yrs this month. Concerned on his slow speech development but hyperactive at his age, we consulted a recommended specialist. Though from doctor initials assessment and diagnosis showed austism spectrum disorder (ASD) however, doctor suggest that it might be an attention deficit or delayed development. Therapy programs were recommended and are now on-going to further ascertain after 6months for any development.
I hope this is just a mild autism and with early intervention in place hope he will soon join the mainstream.

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Hi Topcat/Jen,

Thanks for the encouragement.

My son just turn 3yrs this month. Concerned on his slow speech development but hyperactive at his age, we consulted a recommended specialist. Though from doctor initials assessment and diagnosis showed austism spectrum disorder (ASD) however, doctor suggest that it might be an attention deficit or delayed development. Therapy programs were recommended and are now on-going to further ascertain after 6months for any development.
I hope this is just a mild autism and with early intervention in place hope he will soon join the mainstream.

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Hello,
my son is facing some similar problems as he, according to panel doctor, has a little slow speech development. Were you eventually able to gain your visa? What were you asked to do (more exams, ..)?
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Hello tremor & Paulo,

Hope both of your kids are showing improvements now and are getting into mainstream school without much issues.
Any of you face any issues in your VISA processing?

My kid also has development delay and his medical records is in "outstanding" status for last 2 weeks with my CO.

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Hello to All,
Yes we managed to get our SMC job search visa approval this month & pending some documents to be furnish to the CO.
My son speaks few words & read loud. He's still a hyper kid though 4 yrs old now and still enrolled him at nursery to a school that is tailored for special needs programmes. My biggest concern now is if we move to NZ will there be some pre-schools available that handles children with special needs until they finally join the mainstream. There's one thread over here that i read recently voicing out her disappointment in NZ & plans to return home due to no available programmes that caters for children with some learning difficulty - correct me if am wrong...appreciate your advise & feedback.

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I am not sure about NZ, but you could find enough schools in Oz. In Adelaide itself, I could search and find some 8 special need schools out of which one is public one.

http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Educati...t+at+preschool

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Hi guys,

My son has a Global development delay and mild Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is 9.5 years of age.

Based on your past cases, what are my chances of getting visa?

Please advise.

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Nobody on the forum can give you any certainty either way.

What we can tell you is your childs medical report will be referred to a medical assessor and they will determine whether or not your child meets the criteria of a person with an acceptable standard of health in terms of Immigration. Each case is treated individually on a case by case basis so any historical decision someone with similar circumstances received previously does not guarantee you will receive the same decision.
All you can do is wait for the outcome and take it from that point depending on what advice the MA provides to your Immigration case officer and what they subsequently tell you.
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