Help us build an Autism Queensland for the future
Autism Queensland has launched a 'bricks and mortar' campaign to raise funds for planned redevelopments and expansions of the organisation's facilities throughout Queensland.
The largest of these projects is the redevelopment at the Autism Queensland School Campus at Sunnybank Hills. Stage One, a new Prep General Learning Area, has been completed, and details are now being finalised for work to commence on the conversion of the Junior School building which includes new classrooms, a gym and other facilities. A third stage is also planned.
Autism Queensland received part-funding for the $2 million-plus project through the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority, State Capital Assistance Scheme - 2018 round.
This is just one of a number of projects planned for the organisation which currently supports approximately 3000 people on the autism spectrum each year through direct services and indirect supports including its unfunded information service.
Autism Queensland Chief Executive Officer Pam Macrossan said the next few years would bring rapid growth and expansion which has provided services for Queenslanders on the autism spectrum since the 1960s.
“We have developed 10-year masterplans for Sunnybank Hills and Brighton and are in the process of doing the same for our regional centres,” said Pam.
“We need a larger site at Brighton and are in the process of moving to larger premises in Gladstone to cater for growing demand. Rockhampton, Mackay and Cairns also need to expand."
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