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.

Report on General Issues Around Implementation

This report provides an overview of activities that relate to the implementation, performance and governance of the NDIS from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, and considers the general issues that have been raised in evidence to the committee. The report makes a number of recommendations,.

NDIS failing to catch children with late-onset difficulties

The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in selected sites in 2016 signified a shift in cultural views about disability. Historical views were based on a medical model derived from deficit, dysfunction and impairment. Today, we ask that building capacity, inclusion and access be the way forward for people and young children living … Continued

How the NDIS is using the market to create housing for people with disability

Housing for people with disability is being transformed from grants-based funding to a market-based system where people with disabilities control their own funding. This market has the potential to grow in size by around A$5 billion over the next five years in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).