National Disability Insurance Scheme only works if people can navigate the system, woman says

Wendy Arentz says she is proof the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can work if you can advocate for yourself. But Mrs Arentz was adamant that her success with the NDIS was dependent on her ability to explain the difference the assistance would make to her life.

Key Points

  • Mrs Arentz has been on the NDIS since 2017 and is concerned the scheme favours those who have the capability to advocate for themselves
  • 60 per cent of the 277,000 people currently on the NDIS have a cognitive impairment
  • The Disability Advocacy Network Australia says these people are often dependant on family, friends and others to speak up for them
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Topics:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
Hannah Laxton-Koonce

Source:
ABC News

Date published:
Mon 13th May, 2019