The job of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is to smooth out points of complexity and disagreement in the NDIS. But sometimes you get the impression they probably weren’t expecting the level of mind-bogglingly complexity and vehement disagreement that they have been forced to encounter. PM v the NDIA is one of those cases.
The NDIA will be piloting the use of independent health professionals who will use standardised tools that help determine the functional impact a person’s disability has on their capacity to engage in the community, work place, and social activities.
Disability groups are demanding assurances that National Disability Insurance Scheme funding is secure and fully covered into the future, after it emerged $3.9 billion originally promised to the scheme will be redirected to fund drought relief.
Since becoming the primary carer for his disabled brother Cameron, Shannon Dore has come to realise that sourcing assistance from disability services in regional areas is a lot more difficult than it ought to be.
In this report the CSI draw together the international literature on effective quasi-market interventions for managing market failures and gaps.
This guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure individuals on the autism spectrum and their families can receive the optimal clinical care. The Guideline emphasises the importance of listening to individuals and their families about the impact of the behaviours on family life.
The NDIS has released national Specialist Disability Accommodation statistics.
In this lecture Professor Tom Shakespeare – a leading disability expert in the UK and Europe, talks about how new models of social care can facilitate greater flexibility and freedom and empower people with disability, while also present new risks to workers, as support work becomes increasingly insecure.
The Coalition Government established the National NDIS Fraud Taskforce in July to tackle potential fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme. A 34-year-old Victorian man has been charged for allegedly defrauding the NDIS of more than $400,000.
The mental health sector is celebrating the announcement of a psychosocial stream for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
This is a report on a series of consultation workshops with stakeholders to hear how NDIS participants with psychosocial disability, their carers and providers experience the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIA requires that the delivery of specialist behaviour support services and use of restrictive practices must only be undertaken by registered NDIS providers and specialist behaviour support funding must be managed by the NDIA. As we know, the NDIA, will only purchase supports from registered providers. So, what about other supports? Is it possible to self-manage part of the funding?
A Podcast for Disability Service Providers transitioning to the NDIS.
Troublingly, estimates show that only 89% of people with disability in Australia will be eligible for the NDIS. Sara explores how providers can support people who find themselves ineligible but still very much in need of support.
Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher announced on September 26 that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) had reached the milestone of registering its 200,000thparticipant. The number of NDIS participants is predicted to grow to about 460,000 by 202