History of Aspire Support Services

Aspire began in 2012 with the merger of Woodstock Support Inc, Kalparrin Inc and Cooinda Family Support Services.  In July 2013, Community Options Brokerage Service (COBS) also merged with Aspire.

With a vision of creating a community where people with disabilities and their families are able to achieve their goals and live the life they choose, Aspire has become a customer centric support service organisation.

Aspire continually undergoes a process of community engagement to understand the needs of people with a disability and their families, to continue to develop new services and support the changing needs of people with a disability.

Since 2012 Aspire has experienced significant growth with:

  • the opening of a supported accommodation house in 2014
  • over 35% growth in personnel from 2012 to 2017
  • the addition of Early Childhood Early Intervention services in 2017
  • the appointment of a Psychologist to the Behaviour Support services in 2017
  • an expanded delivery of services to children under 18 years of age
  • the broadening of the range of services provided since 2012
  • an increased focus on challenging and complex behaviours

In 2017, the NDIS commenced, with it bringing significant changes across the support services Industry. As a result Aspire has been appointed as a National Disability Insurance Scheme – Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Transitional Partner

With the introduction of the NDIS, Aspire is focused on:

  • helping you better understand the changes that are happening with the introduction of the NDIS
  • providing information to help you through those changes
  • keeping you updated with the different ways that Aspire can help you

This focus is reflective of Aspires Mission to work alongside people with disabilities and their families to achieve their goals and aspirations.