The final report tables 24 recommendations to better meet the needs of people with psychosocial disability, their families and carers under the NDIS. These recommendations not only relate to Scheme design and processes (to be considered by the NDIA), but also to how state and federal governments must address the needs of people not eligible for the Scheme.
Every year several hundred children are expelled from government schools. While this is a tiny fraction of the number of children in those schools, the impact of expulsion on the child, their family, and potentially, the wider community cannot be overstated. A disproportionate number of expelled children have a disability, are in out of home care, or identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
The updated NDIS Price Guide for 2017-18 is now available on the NDIS website and is effective from 1 July 2017. Details are provided on what changes have been made to this updated Guide.
This report summarises the responses received to the Discussion Paper, meetings with stakeholders by phone, in small groups and in large forums, and relevant research and review findings. It describes the themes and strategies identified, and provides some clarification of aspects of disability advocacy.
Rethinking our assumptions about people with impairments is a critical step towards more inclusiveness Social epidemiologist Professor Eric Emerson argues that “disability” and “being disabled” really refer to the effects of social and economic marginalisation of people with certain types of physical or mental impairments, and not the personal impact of the impairments themselves.
This report reveals that although online participation is increasing across Australia, gaps continue to exist- and widen- between those who are digitally “included” and “excluded”. The report found that Australians with low levels of income, education and employment are less digitally included – as well as Indigenous Australians and people with a disability.
This report into the experience of students with disabilities in Victorian schools has found that there have been significant policy developments and action but more work is required to measure and ensure real change for students. This is the follow up from the 2012 ‘Held back’ report.
A nine part series of interviews covering the remarkable life of David Blyth, with a particular focus on his role in developing advocacy services for people who are blind and vision impaired.
This Easy English brochure has been created to assist with recognising violence and abuse and provides steps for reporting abuse and who to contact for advice and assistance.
This research is concerned with prospects for quality services and decent jobs under Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Specifically, it examined how the prices set by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) are affecting disability support workers, enabling employers of disability support workers to meet their industrial obligations, and supporting development of a skilled, high-quality, and decently remunerated disability support workforce.