New autism early intervention facility coming to Brighton

Media Release

FN037/2017

14 March 2017

Joint release with:

Nicolle Flint

Federal Member for Boothby

  • New autism early intervention facility to be established in Brighton providing expert care for children and families.
  • The new facilities will have capacity to support 40 children per year.
  • Construction expected to be complete by the end of the year.

The Coalition Government will assist in delivering a new best-practice autism early intervention facility, providing expert care and support for both children and their families.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the new facility will provide crucial early intervention care to assist with developmental and behaviour issues associated with autism.

“We are proud to provide almost $900,000 through the National Stronger Regions Fund for a facility that will support the health of the region for decades to come,” Minister Nash said today.

Federal Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint who joined the Brighton community for the sod turn today, said the facility will cater for the needs of 40 children each year and help create local jobs in the community.

“Facilities such as this are essential; providing children and their families with best practice care and support will guide them through tough times,” Ms Flint said.

“This facility will not only provide social dividends, but economic ones as well; during construction it is expected that 20 jobs will be created, with an additional 20 ongoing jobs created to operate the new Centre.”

This project was jointly funded by the Australian Government ($891,139) and the AEIOU Foundation ($982,513).