Ross Vasta MP

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SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY IN BONNER

Friday, 22 June 2018

SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY IN BONNER
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta today said people with disability and children with disability and developmental delay in Bonner would receive greater support through increased Government funding.

Mr Vasta said the Turnbull Government had provided more than $233 million for Local Area Coordination (LAC) services for people with disability aged seven and more through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services for children under six.

“Local Area Coordinators play a vital role in assisting NDIS participants with information and referral to supports in the community as well as helping participants with their NDIS plans,” Mr Vasta said.

“Children in Bonner under the age of six who have developmental delay and disability, and their families and carers, will be supported to access services, such as short term, targeted speech and occupational therapy, information about local community and mainstream services, support for families and carers, and assistance to access the NDIS.

“In this year’s Budget the Turnbull Government guaranteed funding for the NDIS, and it is committed to ensuring Australians with disability receive life-changing support.”

Carers Queensland will deliver LAC services in Queensland, including in Bonner, and The Benevolent Society will provide ECEI services throughout Queensland, including in Bonner.

The NDIS will be available to eligible people in Brisbane from July 1. For more information on the NDIS, call Mr Vasta’s office on 3893 3488 or visit www.ndis.gov.au.
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