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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (9 August) . . Page.. 2982 ..

During 2001-2 the National Brain Injury Foundation will receive additional recurrent funding of $51,085 for the provision of support and case management services for people with acquired brain injury. These services will build upon the existing support services provided by the National Brain Injury Foundation and the self-help group, Friends of the Brain Injured.

(4) Programs to assist students recovering from acquired brain injury in their transition back to mainstream education are tailored to individual student's needs. Support can include, but is not restricted to:

Programs for students with chronic illness. This program provides liaison support for students with chronic illness and their immediate family. The program is staffed by a part-time teacher who coordinates tutor programs and establishes and maintains links between student, school and educational services.

Part time attendance. Schools will tailor programs to suit students who are only able to attend School on a part time basis.

Integration support. The itinerant teaching staff from the Integration Support Unit support the programs of students eligible for special schools/units who are enrolled in mainstream schools. .

Distance education. By arrangements, ACT students unable to attend school for various reasons, including medical, can access the NSW Distance Education program.

(5) No changes have been made to measures currently in place to assist students in mainstream settings.

(6) There is no "income-free" zone as such for rent rebate recipients. Rent rebates are calculated as a percentage of household income. All assessable income of each resident in the dwelling is taken into account in this calculation, except where a non-tenant resident receives an income of less than $100 a week (this income is ignored). These arrangements apply equally to carers, although a Carer Allowance received from Centrelink is a non-assessable form of income for the purposes of the rent rebate scheme.

(7) See answer to (6) above.

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