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NDIS early intervention scheme criticised for poor training and engagement

A federal parliamentary inquiry has heard repeated criticism of the early childhood, early intervention approach being rolled out as part of the NDIS. Allied health groups and disability service providers say NDIA staff are often poorly trained, and don’t always accept advice from health professionals.

Employing people with a disability – a talkback forum

Joining Jon Faine in the studio to chat and take listeners’ calls are: Alastair McEwin – Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Tess Karambela – Facilitator, Kick Start Your Dreams program, Melbourne City Mission. She is in the final semester of her Social Work degree at RMIT Matthew Wright – Branch Manager, Design and Inclusion, NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) where he leads the … Continued

Accessing cities with a disability: what have your experiences been?

Inaccessible venues and public spaces are a daily occurrence for most disabled people, whether at home or on holiday. The Guardian is asking its readers with a disability about their experiences of accessing cities, good or bad.  Add your comments.

Vic disability abuse probes strengthened

Victorian police and an independent commissioner will work more closely to investigate the abuse of disabled people after rape allegations were not reported to police.

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Disability representative organisations (DRO) have launched a campaign to #SavePDA amid claims the not for profit and its partner organisations in the national peaks consortium could go out of business following changes to government funding.