In The Media | 18 April 2016

First family in Queensland to get NDIS funding says it is making a big difference

The first family in Queensland to receive National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding says the money is helping them cope with their daily “chaos”.

Townsville mother Deborah Dooley has four children with disabilities.

Her 8-year-old son, who has autism, is the first in the state to secure a funding package.

Ms Dooley said the funding had enabled the family to engage support workers this week to get everyone out of the house and off to school.

“In the morning, helping with the chaos of getting four children that don’t like school, don’t like clothing, don’t like uniforms etcetera, helping them get organised,” Ms Dooley said.

“When you’ve got one you’re trying to dress and the other one is taking clothes off … that’s made a big difference.”