Dear Friends of Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
I am delighted to advise you that the 59th Multiple District 201 National Convention of Lions Clubs International in Launceston, Tasmania on Sunday 17th April passed the following Motion, NM 10.
“That this Multiple District Convention adopts the Preschool Autism Spectrum Disorders Education and Therapy Project as a Category “B” Project for a term expiring on 30th June 2012”.
This means the following:
- All Lions Clubs in Australia are requested to make representations to the Federal Government and their respective State Governments and where relevant their respective Local Governments to increase their financial support for preschool autism spectrum disorders education and therapy.
- All Lions Clubs in Australia are requested to make representations to the Federal Government to raise financial support for early intervention preschool autism spectrum disorders education and therapy provided by qualified health professionals to a minimum of $30,000 per annum per child, claimable through Medicare. The estimated cost of this extra funding to the Federal government would be approximately $150 million per year.
Further information about this project may be found on the Lions Club of Lugarno Inc Website, www.lugarnolions.org.au
Lion David Flynn
Lions International, MD 201 Preschool Autism Spectrum Disorders Project
Lions Club of Lugarno Inc.