Hi.. I have came across the extract below in a comment section in the blog (http://asingaporeanson.blogspot.com/2012/04/singaporean-mom-seeking-advice.html):Hi All,
I have a 2.9 yrs Autism child. We are planing for Australian immigration. Will there be any issue with medicals ?
What all tests will be conducted for such small child...
Please let me know your experience.
This case is a bit different as the applicant had a visa first (457) and was here and then the child was diagnosed. Had the mother remained on a 457 visa there would have been no issue but the case has only gotten the media interest as she is trying for a perm. Visa and now no longer meets the medical criteria. The OP is trying to get their first visa and the child has autism...so it's likely to be stopped at this point.It could be a problem if Australia didn't want to change its policy on immigration regarding the Autism issues.
Here is a national wide spreading news about a particular case since yesterday.
Mother facing deportation over cost of son's autism overwhelmed by public support after Q&A question - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
This is really sad.