Since 2008 funding for Intellectual Disability Services has been reduced by 15%.
In 2012, the needs of over 650 children who graduated from our schools, and also the support needs of people requiring emergency residential placements, were met without any additional funding.
In managing the cuts so far our aim has been the protection of frontline services. Another cut will make this impossible.
Another cut in 2013 will further impact on essential services.
We urge the Government not to undo a decade of progress towards improving the quality of life of people with intellectual disability.
ONE MORE CUT WOULD BE A CUT TOO FAR and will endanger residential, day, respite and early intervention services to people with intellectual disability in this State.