MORE SUPPORT FOR VICTORIANS LIVING WITH AUTISM
The Andrews Labor Government has provided a significant funding boost to five advocacy and support groups to improve the lives of Victorians living with autism.
The funding is part of a $22 million package announced last December in immediate response to the Inquiry into services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The autism advocacy and support groups to benefit from this funding include:
- Aspergers Victoria
- Different Journeys
- Yellow Ladybugs
- I CAN
The $22 million also includes funding for the development of a comprehensive Autism Plan – which will improve inclusion, supports and services for people with autism right across Victoria.
The Labor Government continues to work closely with Victorians with autism, their families and advocates to deliver the Autism Plan.
The Government is ensuring all people with a disability get the best support possible.
By 2019, Victoria will invest $2.5 billion per year into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIS will mean better outcomes for people with disability, who will have greater choice and control over the services and decisions affecting their lives.
The Victorian Government is working with the Commonwealth Government to ensure a smooth transition to the NDIS for people with autism and their families.
For more information about the NDIS rollout in Victoria and the transition of services, visit vic.gov.au/ndis