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AQ receives funding as Queensland’s Peak Autism Body

Autism Queensland will be funded for the first time as one of nine of the state’s peak disability bodies to share in $4.2 million to support people living with disability in Queensland.

The announcement was made today by the Hon Craig Crawford MP, Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.

Autism Queensland CEO Pam Macrossan said AQ was grateful for the funding to help provide a help line and support autistic people to be part of mainstream society and live their best lives.

“When disability funding went from the state to the NDIS, some advocacy programs fell through the cracks,’’ she said.

“It is great to have the recognition and wonderful for the state government to be filling the gap.”

AQ has provided a helpline and support to autistic people, their families and communities for 55 years, alongside the delivery of specialised education and therapy services.

We remain committed to our mission of partnering with people on the autism spectrum, their families and communities to remove barriers and realise potential.

Read the full media release here – https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/95917

 

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