History of Aspire Support Services

Aspire’s foundations date back to 1983.  Aspire Support Services was established 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.

To understand the needs of people with a disability and their families, Aspire continually undergoes a process of community engagement. This allows us 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

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 on the different ways that Aspire can help you

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

Aspire Support Services provides services to people with a disability in the Albury and Wodonga region. Aspire supports around 700 families throughout the region every year and employs over 200 staff in doing so.