Finding a job can be difficult, and if you have a disability it’s even harder because of persistent workplace discrimination. But people with a disability are increasingly taking control of their own lives, building their entrepreneurial skills and establishing their own enterprises.
A landmark report has been released looking at the impact of early intervention on children on the autism spectrum.
According to dedicated autism research centre Autism CRC, the report is critical because it provides families and clinicians with the best opportunity to make informed decisions when choosing interventions.
There were four hours of testimony from the NDIA, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and the Department of Social Services yesterday at Budget Estimates. The hot seat of scrutiny became very uncomfortable but four big things jumped out straight away …
Earlier this year, the NDIA launched the Exceptionally Complex Support Needs Program (ECSNP). It is designed to support services providers to work through some of their trickiest problems when delivering supports to people with complex support needs.
Social connectedness and the ability to speak up for oneself is the most important safeguard against abuse and neglect. It is tragic that it has taken with the death of Ann-Marie Smith to make this abundantly clear.
The move has angered a union representing support workers, which claims these platforms undercut wages and conditions and aren’t subject to the same oversight as registered NDIS providers.
Minister Robert said the Council plays an important role in supporting the NDIA Board, and Dr Jay’s appointment complements an already strong and knowledgeable group of Council members.
Officials from the administrator of the NDIS have been grilled in a Senate hearing about the controversial independent assessment reforms set to roll out next year.
A survey conducted by the Health and Community Services Union of more than 900 Victorian disability workers found more than one in five of the state’s estimated 1400 disability homes are yet to enact COVID-safe plans.
The Morrison government is investing almost $6 million to improve access to culturally appropriate support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The disability royal commission’s interim report was handed down on Friday, detailing how people with disability were experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation across all aspects of their lives. The 561-page report outlines the attitudinal, environmental, institutional and communication barriers people with disability face when seeking inclusion within Australian society.
NDIS Participants will have the opportunity to experience free independent assessments and provide feedback as part of a voluntary NDIA pilot resuming in late October. The pilot, postponed in March due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, will enable the Agency to make sure Independent Assessments meet the needs of a diverse range of NDIS participants, when they start in 2021.
Stuart Robert, the Minister for the NDIS, today announced the release of new Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) data. This might not sound like big news, but for the SDA market it is actually very, very exciting! Like jump up and down exciting and dance on the spot exciting. You get the idea…
Few people would disagree with the NDIA’s argument that there are serious structural issues in the Scheme. But are Independent Assessments a solution fit for purpose? Or will they just create a whole heap of new problems? In the controversy surrounding IAs, many people are wondering what motivation is behind this decision. In this article, we follow that line of enquiry, taking a closer look at systemic issues IAs may be seeking to address and explore the likelihood of success.
With organisations just months away from their funding ending, Tony Jones provides an overview of the current state of play in how disability advocacy is being funded and the New South Wales government’s response for further allocations.