Ryan's Early Intervention Fund

$2,875 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 38 people in 50 months

Ryan was diagnosed with Autism, a global developmental delay and a language impairment in August 2014 at 3 years old.

Ryan is ineligible for Government Support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme because he has New Zealand Citizenship by Descent, despite being born in Australia and never living a day in his life outside of it. 

Ryan’s parents, who moved from New Zealand in 2007, are considered Australian residents for tax purposes and are required the pay the increased levy to fund the scheme but can’t access it for Ryan’s disability supports and interventions.

Ryan will become an Australian Citizen in 2021 when he reaches 10 years of age.  Research has shown that interventions in the early years of development can lead to less interventions needed as they grow older.

At present we are able to access a local government funded playgroup but have very limited one-on-one therapies due to their cost.

While Ryan's development is progressing on a regular basis, we fear that without key interventions, he will fall further behind his peers.

We are raising funds to go towards essential therapies, such as one-on-one speech and occupational therapy and any other therapies he may need in the lead up to Ryan beginning preschool in 2016.

For more information check out our Facebook Page: Ryan’s Story



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Thank you to everyone who has donated to Ryan's early intervention fund. Phil​ and I have been so overwhelmed and truly touched with the support and beautiful well wishes for Ryan from near and far and thank you doesn't seem enough.
I apologise for the delay in sending personal thank you notes to everyone who has donated through this site.
With the money raised for Ryan through the GoFundMe and our movie night last week, he is able to access almost a year's worth of one on one therapy which will help him tremendously for the last half of this year and into next.
We are so grateful. Thank you.
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Wow! We have surpassed our initial goal, then our secondary goal! Thank you everyone for your very generous contributions towards our son's future.
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$2,875 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 38 people in 50 months
Created July 10, 2015
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Haidee Stevenson
49 months ago

This situation still boggles my mind, the government has a lot to answer for....sending love to you and you family x

Sue Haldane
49 months ago

Love from Nana Pat and Aunty Sue xxx

Kathy Russell
49 months ago

I am phils cousin, not that I have seen him in years! As a kiwi living in oz I understand the impact of this policy and hope that you continue to receive support. Kathy

Catherine Hock
49 months ago
Sarah Lowe
49 months ago

Love from aunty sarah xxoo

Tania Gibb
49 months ago
Sarah Borman
49 months ago

I really wanted to go to the movie but had to run out of town on a family emergency

sarah epplett
49 months ago
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