BBI welcomes the Gladstone Cummunity Linking Agency from Queensland, Australia
August 24, 2015
A team of eleven professionals from Gladstone Cummunity Linking Agency visited Syracuse University to learn about the work at BBI and to seek better understanding, knowledge, skills and inspiration in the hopes that they will offer more opportunities for people with disabilities in their own community.
Gladstone Community Linking Agency is a not-for-profit organisation, who have been established in Gladstone for over 20 years. GCLA support and assist people who have a disability, to achieve their hopes, dreams and goals, and to become active and valued members in our community. Presently GCLA employs 85 staff and is a strong, vibrant community organisation. The agency is managed by a volunteer management board made up of people who have a disability, parents of people who have a disability, and interested community members. Through GCLA's varied services and programs, we currently support over 200 individuals and families, aged between birth and 64 years of age, in our community. We are currently preparing for the implementation of The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)being introduced in Queensland in 2016. Our aim is to continue to be the service of choice for people who have a disability in our region.
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