ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has welcomed today’s funding pledge from Ricky Stuart for the autism school that the Canberra Liberals have committed to if elected. The Ricky Stuart Foundation was established last year to help raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
“I warmly welcome today’s pledge from Ricky Stuart that proceeds raised from his annual foundation golf day and any other money raised in Canberra will go towards the autism school that the Canberra Liberals have committed to if elected,” Mr Seselja said.
“It’s a very generous show of support for a much-needed facility. This funding will help with extra facilities and offsetting costs.
“The school would provide an intensive full-time learning program for up to 40 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged between two and a half and six years.
“It’s modelled on existing schools in Queensland for children with ASD, which help 75 per cent of children successfully transition into mainstream schools.
“It’s wonderful to receive support for this very important school from Ricky’s foundation,” Mr Seselja concluded.