Anxious families will have an opportunity to raise their concerns over changes to Therapy ACT and services it provides, at a meeting facilitated by Shadow Minister for Disability Andrew Wall early next week.
“Katy Gallagher and Joy Burch have announced the phased withdrawal of Therapy ACT and early intervention services commencing at the end of this year as the ACT transitions to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). However no detail has been provided to those who will be affected,” Mr Wall said today.
“This announcement has left hundreds of families and individuals wondering what services they will be able to access. Furthermore, professionals including therapists and teachers at the early intervention units in ACT schools have been unprepared and have little in the way of information to offer families.
“Many Canberrans have contacted me and my office to raise their concerns. I want families and individuals to be heard to make the government aware of how the transition from Therapy ACT to services provided privately through the NDIS model will affect Canberra families.
“The Minister Joy Burch has been invited to the community meeting and I am hopeful she will use this opportunity to provide some much need answers and assurances to families,” Mr Wall concluded.
ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room
Monday May 26th 1pm – 2:30pm