Autism services inquiry seeks community input

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The Victorian Parliament’s Family and Community Development Committee has invited community input to its inquiry into services for people with autism spectrum disorder.

In a series of advertisements, the Committee has called for people to have their say on the availability and adequacy of services provided by the Commonwealth, State and local governments across health, education, disability, housing, sport and employment services.

“This is a broad ranging inquiry which will consider the adequacy of existing services as well as services to be provided under the National Disability Insurance Scheme,” said Committee Chair Maree Edwards.

“The Committee also wants to find out the projected demand for services in Victoria.”

Submissions are welcome by Friday, 18 March 2016.

A series of public hearings will be held in Melbourne and regional Victoria during 2016.

“We want to hear from as many people as possible to help us understand how current services are being delivered and what services are needed for the future,” Ms Edwards said.

All submissions will be treated as public documents unless confidentiality is requested and granted.

For more information on the inquiry email fcdc@parliament.vic.gov.au or call (03) 8682 2843 or visit the Committee's website.

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