We say YES to Marriage Equality!

We, at Aspire Early Intervention, express our support for Marriage Equality. We are proud to announce that we have joined over 755 Corporations to pledge our support to the Australian Marriage Equality Campaign.

We support diversity in the workforce and recognise the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LBTIQA+) employees and clients, to live and work free of prejudice and discrimination, with all the essential freedoms enjoyed by other members of our organisation and the broader community.

The rights and liberties of all individuals are vital to uphold, and essential for creating a healthy, harmonious and open society.

An equitable society, free of discrimination, also allows all employees to function at their best. Australia is a robust democracy, however, we support seeing it treat all its citizens equally.

Legalised discrimination in one area allows discrimination to flourish in all areas.

Australians are increasingly supportive of marriage equality, with a recent Crosby Textor survey showing seventy-two percent, believe same sex couples should be allowed to marry. We agree. Of the remaining twenty-eight percent only fourteen percent strongly opposed the proposition.

Globally, over twenty countries have passed laws to allow same sex marriage, including countries that are culturally similar to ours like New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada, and Great Britain. These countries did so with lower support for marriage equality than Australia is seeing right now.

On 22 May 2015, the Republic of Ireland held a referendum to sanction same sex marriage. A Yes vote was supported by the Government, all major political parties and the voters themselves.
On 26 June 2015, the U.S. Supreme court returned a judgement in favour of legalising same sex marriage across all 50 states.

These two events see Australia isolated amongst countries with English as a first language.

Not only is marriage equality the only truly fair option, it is also a sound economic option given, that a happy workforce is a productive one. To remain competitive and to attract top talent globally, organisations – and nations – must create a fair and respectful environment for all.

Equality in the workplace works; Discrimination does not.

We support the right for all our employees, and the many families we work with, to have equal opportunities in life. We therefore support marriage equality. For more information, go to the Equality Campaign here and pledge your support.

Introducing the Girls Social Skills Group!

We are very excited to announce that our Girls Social Skills Group will be starting in Term 4 2017!

To register your expression of interest and hold your child’s place in the group, please complete and return this form via email to maddy@aspireearlyintervention.com as soon as possible. Get in quick and secure your place!

If you have any questions or queries please feel free to email Maddy or call our centre on (02) 9648 4442.

You can also see our page here for our other Social Skill Group options.

A more inclusive space

We are proud to support the movement for gender-neutral bathrooms, to foster a more inclusive space, and to create a safe space for trans, gender-fluid, and intersex clients and families who attend our services.

At Aspire, our core values include respect for difference, and inclusivity. We encourage families who come from diverse backgrounds. Our clients and our employees sit on a spectrum of different races, genders, cultures, religions and identities.

We recognize that families come in different shapes and sizes. A child may be raised by a single parent, or two parents, or more. A child may be raised by a biological or non-biological parent or guardian. A child may have two mums, or two dads. Many siblings, or none.

The children who we work with are equally diverse, and at Aspire, our goal is to work with that diversity, and encourage it.

We recognize that every child has their own unique contribution to bring to the world, and the people dear to them. It is a child who sets the direction, we can only place contours around them to keep them moving forward.

We recognize that children have the right to choose their own gender identity, and that this is not always determined by their sex. We work with your child, not your child’s assumed sex, to bring creativity and acceptance into all of our spaces. 

We recognise that the extraordinary children who we see at Aspire, are not always welcomed in other spaces. We strive to create a supportive and open environment, where it is safe to explore, and to learn. Where it is safe to make mistakes, and to keep going.

We welcome any feedback to make our spaces more inclusive, or how to better represent your family in our services.

We welcome all genders, all races, all cultures, and all families into our centre.

Thank you for being part of the growing Aspire family.

A New Partnership with Hivetec Australia

Hivetec Australia enter a new partnership with Aspire Early Intervention

Aspire Early Intervention can now enjoy peace of mind knowing that their service delivery is optimised through the utilisation of Bridge Care.

Care provider Aspire Early Intervention provide highly individualised programs for children with special needs, and pride themselves on their ability to focus on the care and treatment they provide without needing to spend an unnecessary amount of time on administrative tasks and funding package management.

The announcement came earlier this week that they will be partnering with Hivetec Australia to deliver improved services to their clients through the use of Bridge Care. The ability to complete online assessments and deliver dynamic care plans to their clients is key to helping them deliver the best possible therapies.

Dianne Verstappen, owner and clinical director of Aspire Early Intervention commented ‘’Bridge Care’s scheduling strength, and clock on/clock off with GPS for technician in the field is what won us over. It is also the simplicity of the application’’. This enables Aspire staff to work effectively without the distraction of complicated technologies.

The partnership will enable Hivetec Australia to continue to develop Bridge Care in the ways most appropriate for these types of essential service providers. The feedback that will be acquired from the workers at the NDIS and HaCWA accredited organisation will be put back into further expansion of the solution.

About Hivetec Australia
Hivetec have been building enterprise software solutions that support Australian Government programmes since 2008. In more recent times they have developed Bridge Care, a solution developed specifically to benefit care providers post reforms. Hivetec have created solutions that at a feature level compete globally, but at a solution level solve local Australian service provider challenges including NDIS and consumer directed care.

About Aspire Early Intervention
Aspire delivers high quality intervention services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), related disorders, and children experiencing difficulty with specific developmental delays. They believe in providing comprehensive intervention services that suit the individual child and their family as a whole. Their programs are guided by evidence-based contemporary Applied Behaviour Analysis techniques.