Thursday, 2 July 2015

News and commentary on the NDIS (34)

NDIS Progress Report: Year Two

NDIS e-News - June 2015

NDIS FAQs by My Choice Matters
Five fact sheets are available to download in Plain English and/or Easy Read:
NDIS FAQs 1 - Can I get the NDIS?
NDIS FAQs 2 - What should I know about plans?
NDIS FAQs 3 - How do I manage funding?
NDIS FAQs 4 - How do I make my plan come true?
NDIS FAQs 5 - What if I am not happy?
Disability Advocacy Review highlights need to be nimble
School for Social Entrepreneurs, 24th June 2015
As the Federal Government’s National Disability Advocacy Framework calls for people with a disability, their families and advocates to provide feedback, the need for disability service organisations to be nimble has also been highlighted ...

Federal NDIS trial has given my sons a new chance at life: Perth mum
Emma Young, Sydney Morning Herald, 17th June 2015
Taking part in the federal National Disability Insurance Scheme trial has given a Perth mum hope that her sons will have a chance to have careers and live independently ... She described being on the NDIA as being able to be like a business owner, able to self-manage your own funding, choose your therapists and sign your own service agreements. She had found it a bit overwhelming, so had chosen a partial model in which service providers looked after the boys' care but she self-managed respite services.

Overall, she said, accessing service providers and choosing what would suit the boys best became easier ...

Disability Challenge
Helen Gregory, Newcastle Herald, 10th ajune 2015
Dale Mulligan’s steady determination, combined with the efforts of Disability Advocacy NSW and his Legal Aid team, have made him the first person to successfully appeal to the Federal Court to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme ...

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