About Weeroona

Weeroona's History

The need in Gympie and surrounding districts for support services for people with disabilities and their families was documented during 1989 through public meetings, surveys and personal contact. In 1990, formal steps were taken to establish a working committee to secure funding for appropriate support services.

During 1991 the working group was incorporated as Weeroona Association Inc. and received funding via the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program.

The emphasis of service is based on:

In 1999 Weeroona received additional funding from Disability Services Queensland to implement the Family Support Program. This initiative aims to provide flexible, responsive supports to families who have a child or children with disabilities and where families have complex needs that are not adequately met by the existing service system.

2001 saw the introduction and development of a new Disability Services Queensland funded program area for Weeroona, the Moving Ahead Program (MAP - now referred to as Post School Services). This program is designed to assist young adults with a disability through the transition from school into adult life. Young people are supported to develop life skills in a variety of ways including work experience, vocational training and community participation.