Under the government’s National Stronger Regions Funding (NSRF) Round Three, AEIOU will receive $999,840 to establish a centre at Griffith University Logan Campus. This project will address disadvantage, remove barriers to productivity and develop education economics.
AEIOU Logan will feature classrooms, a motor-skill therapy room, playground and modern staff, research and parent facilities that will cater for up to 40 placements each year.
In partnership with Griffith University Logan, the centre will facilitate research, education/training, and resource development for parents, school teachers, researchers and tertiary students.
This will be the second facility hosted by Griffith University, with the first flagship AEIOU Centre established at Griffith’s Nathan campus in 2006 to provide early intervention and support services to children with autism.
RDA Logan & Redlands Chair, Mr Robert Hannaford congratulated AEIOU and stakeholders on coming together to support the centre that is a vital facility for children with autism aged 2 to 6.
Mr Hannaford said: “It’s great to see key stakeholders including Griffith University, Logan Together, City of choice, and other local organisations come together to support a facility that will assist children and families to integrate in the community.”
“RDA Logan & Redlands assisted AEIOU to prepare a winning application for a brilliant project in an extremely competitive fund.”
AEIOU Logan has also received $1 million Queensland State Government Funding and funding from Chain Reaction to the project.
The National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) will be refocussed to be eligible only to regional, rural and remote Australia projects. The fund will renamed as the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). For more information, visit the Department of Infrastructure’s website.