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NDIS rollout completed in Victoria

More than 7,850 Victorians living with disability will start receiving services from the NDIS as it rolls into Goulburn, Mallee and Outer Gippsland.

Hollywood’s disability problem goes way beyond Bryan Cranston

I’ve haven’t seen “The Upside,” and I’m pretty sure I never will. The movie, which comes out Jan. 11, stars “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston as a quadriplegic billionaire named Phillip Lacasse who hires a former felon to be his caretaker.

Elderly disabled woman wins legal battle over access to her Travancore apartment

A 76-year-old woman with physical disabilities forced to ask strangers on the street to help her open the door to her Travancore building has won a significant legal case in which two owners corporations were ordered to pay her $10,000 and install automated doors and ramps in the building.

No “opt out” for NDIS Participants

My Health Record has been all over the news, with the federal government scrambling to allow extra time for consumers to deliberate over whether their privacy is at risk and to decide exactly how much of their personal medical information they want to share. The concept of privacy as a right for consumers and citizens of Australia isn’t always awarded the same seriousness for people with disability.

ILC investment strategy: Funding secure to 2022

The much anticipated ILC Investment Strategy taking us beyond 2020 was released within a hair’s breadth of Christmas Eve.

The strategy remains true to its foundation principles outlined in the Commissioning Framework, particularly in relation to the importance of maintaining a strong outcomes focus and the balance between building individual capacity and creating broader opportunities for people with disability. 

However, it is in the application of these principles that we see a different approach to previous years. 

A different way of thinking

What if the world stopped seeing autism as abnormal? Many people with Asperger’s syndrome or autism embrace their condition. They seek respect for ‘neurodiversity’, not a cure.

NDIS IT systems hobbling scheme, inquiry finds

A failure to design the IT systems behind the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) around participants has resulted in “administrative burden and additional transaction costs”, a parliamentary inquiry has found.