Brisbane’s northside is now home to a world-class autism hub, with up to 50 local children benefiting from life-changing therapy and care at the new AEIOU Pine Rivers Autism Centre for Excellence.
AEIOU Chair Susan Rix AM said local families could now access appropriate support in a purpose-built centre designed with the needs of young children with autism at its heart.
“This centre replaces a much smaller, ageing facility in Bray Park where local families experienced long delays to gain access to our service,” Susan said.
The state-of-the-art centre, made possible with $4.5 million in funding from the Australian Government, features four well-appointed activity rooms, therapy rooms, motor skills rooms and two state-of-the-art playgrounds. It will also facilitate training, outreach services and research programs.
Federal member for Petrie Luke Howarth said, “Children with autism are a fundamental part of our community; hubs like this will allow them to best utilise their immense potential.
“The children who are educated and the families that are supported at the centre will see the full nurturing that should, and now can, be expected.”
Located at Attunga Street, Bald Hills, and operated by AEIOU Foundation, the land has been gifted by the Anglican Schools Commission.