Skip to Full Menu

Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Government Blamed For Lack Of Community Supports
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
February 21, 2003

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--Since December 9, Jodie Goulding has been in Brisbane Women's Prison and the Wacol Crisis Support Unit, not because she has committed a crime, but because she has no place else to go, the Courier-Mail reported Friday.

Goulding, 21, was taken into custody after she spat on and exposed herself to a police officer. She has four other assault charges pending.

But the court was told that Goulding, who has autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Binder's Syndrome, was without the supports she needs to live in the community. Her service provider said that it had been trying to care for Goulding, but that nine placements over the last three years have deteriorated.

Goulding's situation prompted the Courier-Mail to condemn Disability Services Queensland for not supporting people with psychiatric and intellectual disabilities to live in the community.


©2018 The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
 370 Centennial Office Building  658 Cedar Street   St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 
Phone: 651.296.4018   Toll-free number: 877.348.0505   MN Relay Service: 800.627.3529 OR 711   Fax: 651.297.7200 
Email:   View Privacy Policy   An Equal Opportunity Employer 

The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center,the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.