Let me explain our circumstances.....
Me and my wife are both 36 years of age, we have two boys, one 4 years old, the other 2 years old.
My wife now works part time as a nursing auxiliary, while I am an I.T. Professional (.NET Technologies on the skills shortage list). From several on-line assessments and speaking to migration experts at the recent expo at Earl's court it appears that we would have enough points to migrate to Perth, Western Australia. This has always been a dream!
However since our initial research our youngest child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). His main symptoms at this stage are lack of speech and communication skills. Apart from that he is a very affection, fun loving lad. He is currently attending a pre-school for children with communication difficulties. What affect does this have on our potential application? Is this likely to make us unfavorable applicants for a general skills or long term temp visa?
My wife is also concerned what provision there would be in Australia for children with ASD? Would we need to pay for treatment / schooling? What are facilities like? We really are in the dark on this, and cannot find much information on the Internet about ASD and Australian migration. Who would be able to advise us further, or are we wasting our time in pursuit of this dream?
Hoping you can help.