Guy: Big boost for children and families with autism

Today the Liberal Nationals are announcing the beginning of a revolution for families with autism with one of the largest single investments in autism support, totalling more than $50 million over four years, should the Liberal Nationals be elected to government in November. As part of this revolution, the Liberal Nationals will implement a 7 point plan of practical and hands-on support for children with autism and their families.

The centrepiece of this plan will be support for a 24 hour Autism Helpline, an Autism Support Group Fund to assist local community support groups to build a pool of basic programs and items families can utilise, and a review of the current eligibility criteria for Program for Students with Disabilities funding; and a commitment to push the student funding reappraisal dates back from the end of year 6 to the end of year 7. This will allow children on the spectrum to take the same level of support into their secondary school transition.

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Topics:
Government, Policy, Legislation

Author:
Matthew Guy MP

Source:
Media release

Date published:
Mon 17th Sep, 2018