Boost to get NDIS help

Cash for Aspire Early Intervention, Differently Abled

NOT-FOR-PROFIT organisations Aspire Early Intervention in Newington and the Differently Abled People Association in Homebush West, have each received a $20,000 grant to assist in moving to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Received in the second round of the Transition Assistance Funding initiative, the funding can be used for tailored business advice, software upgrades and other one-on-one supports to help local businesses get NDIS-ready.
Providing early intensive behaviour intervention for children on the autism spectrum, Aspire’s clinical director Dianne Verstappen said they were very pleased to receive the grant which would help them support more families.
“This is also tied in with parent coaching and supporting them through the NDIS journey,” she said.
“We’re all about helping families help their children to give them the best possible long term outcomes.”
Federal MP for Reid, Dr Fiona Martin, said the grants would go a long way to helping ensure the two local businesses had the capacity to deliver supports to NDIS participants.
“Due to my background as an educational and developmental psychologist, I know how vital the services of these organisations are to our community,” she said.
“It’s fantastic to see their work being supported through this Federal funding boost.”