7 Apr 2017

Parents 'devastated' after closure of disability provider

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 7 April 2017

Parents of children with autism say they're deeply distressed by the cancellation of a raft of support services due to a shortage of funding. IDEA Services - New Zealand's biggest provider of services to the disabled says it's been forced to abandon the programmes after three years of under funding to the tune of half a million dollars in the last year alone. The programmes have helped 3000 families since 2013. Kathryn Ryan talks to Anna Ronberg who's child was on the waiting list to get help for two years only to receive a letter early this week saying it had been cancelled.