The Berejiklian Government has forced the closure of early intervention organisation, My Direction, with Disabilities Minister entirely unaware of its announced demise which comes from the impact of the introduction of the NDIS. .
My Direction has been supporting families in the Goulburn Mulwaree, Yass Valley, Upper Lachlan and Palerang regions for thirty years, providing essential early intervention programs for vulnerable children.
The Berejikian Liberal government has always seen the NDIS as an opportunity to wash its hands of responsibility for people with disability. This entirely avoidable close of My Direction shows that the Liberals have no interest whatsoever in ensuring essential services remain open.
I’m disappointed that the local member Pru Goward has refused to help My Direction survive. She doesn’t understand that the essential services that My Direction was providing to children, families, childcare centres and pre-schools are not funded by the NDIS and local children will fall through the cracks.