Local autism support charity, the Light Up Autism Foundation (LUAF), will receive $20,000 in Australian Government Funds to help them transition to the NDIS.
The grant has been provided through the second round of the Transition Assistance Funding Initiative under the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said LUAF will benefit from the Transition Assistance Funding, with the organisation to receive $20,000 to aid them in assisting more NDIS clients currently on their wait list.
“Over the past few years, I have seen first-hand the dedication Bianca Appleford and her team at Light up Autism provide to those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” Minister Hunt said.
“I commend them for their ongoing commitment in providing support to children with ASD and was pleased to support them during my 2018 ‘Walk for Autism’.”
“This funding will help Light up Autism in their current work, and will go a long way to helping ensure they have the tools and capabilities needed to deliver supports to NDIS participants. Further, it will allow them to increase and retain staff, to better support these participants.”
The objective of the Transition Assistance Funding is to help providers transition to the NDIS while also creating more jobs in the disability sector, particularly in regional, rural and remote areas across Australia.
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert MP, said the Australian Government is committed to building a sustainable NDIS provider market that is ready to support the needs of participants now and long into the future.
“It is vital we support a strong and well-skilled provider market across Australia to deliver the services that NDIS participants need,” Minister Robert said.
For more information on the Boosting the Local Care Workforce Transition Assistance Funding visit the website at blcw.dss.gov.au