Indigenous boy featured in NDIS promotional material placed in state care after funding cut

Among the witnesses was a Warumungu woman, Daisy*, whose three children include 18-year-old Joziah, who lives with quadriplegia and dysphagia.  While Daisy lives in Tennant Creek, Joziah now lives 500km away in Alice Springs, because he was unable to access the support he needed – such as speech therapy and physiotherapy – in the family’s home town.

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Topics:
Disability Royal Commission, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
Luke Henriques-Gomes

Source:
Guardian Australia

Date published:
Mon 11th Jul, 2022