Suspicions Raised Over Autism Advocacy Group Agenda

The federal government has announced the establishment of an Autism Advisory Group, but suspicions have been raised that the group’s agenda is about excluding people with autism from the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Fears over changes to NDIS Funding

Radio interview on ABC AM The Federal Government has announced it’s establishing an Autism Advisory Group to provide guidance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme on how to best deliver services to the increasing number of people identified as having autism. The move is likely to add to growing concern within the autism community that … Continued

Establishment of Autism Advisory Group

An Autism Advisory Group has been established to provide advice and feedback to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The Cost of Mission

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has led to individualised funding for people with a disability, who now exercise choice and control over what they buy, from whom, and when. However, providers now are left to decide whether to agree to provide the services requested at the available prices (be they NDIS price caps or … Continued

NDIS Report Card: Outcomes for Younger People In Residential Care

The Summer Foundation has released a report card highlighting  the six most important outcomes for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to achieve for young people in residential aged care (YPIRAC). This is the second report card in its series.  

Is the NDIS Failing People with Complex Support Needs?

There are countless ways to measure the success of the NDIS. The NDIA frequently focuses on satisfaction rates- the number of people who report having a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ experience of the Scheme (84% at last count).  Yet it is equally important to look at how the Scheme is servicing the most vulnerable people … Continued

Price slash threatens mass NDIS walkout

The National Disability Insurance Agency is reportedly considering slashing the price paid for support by 40 per cent. News Corp reports there the proposed cuts have sparked threats of mass walkouts by providers. The agency is also reportedly concerned about a large variance in charges for support across the country, with the cost of support the highest in Western Australia and South Australia.

Five years on, NDIS is getting young people out of aged care, but all too slowly

Finding young people living in aged care and linking them to the NDIS is a vital first step to creating positive and real change in their lives. However, a lot more work needs to be done to ensure that the person‘s NDIS plan is adequate and that they have the capacity and the necessary housing and supports in place to exit residential aged care. A closer look at the detail of the plans allocated to younger people with disabilities in residential aged care suggests inadequate plans may be part of the problem.

‘He was returned to prison’: Detainees fall prey to NDIS process

The ACT Human Rights Commission says a man whose application for the NDIS was lodged more than a year before his release from prison ultimately returned to jail after the relevant agency failed to process his claim and left him in the community without the necessary supports.