Children’s access to disability funding depending on where they live dubbed ‘developmental apartheid’

Children with developmental delays such as autism have become the victims of postcode discrimination, with some in poorer suburbs waiting hundreds of days for the crucial diagnosis often needed to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). An ABC investigation has exposed how a child’s access to early intervention therapies under the multi-billion-dollar scheme can depend on where they live, in what some are describing as “developmental apartheid”.

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Topics:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Parents, Families, Children

Author:
Stephanie Dalzell and Michael McKinnon

Source:
ABC Online

Date published:
Thu 13th Feb, 2020