The NDIS has started to reduce the admissions of young people with disabilities to aged care facilities, but more than 6,000 are still waiting for more suitable accommodation.
The NDIS provides an opportunity to address the shortfalls of the former institutionalised service system, some of which uniquely impact Indigenous Australians.
Many people eligible for the NDIS are likely to miss out on its benefits. These groups include people who don’t think they have a disability and those who don’t know about the NDIS and how to apply.
Society hasn’t always seen people with disabilities as having the same rights at everyone else. So how did we get to the NDIS, which offers people with disabilities with choice and control?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme has been heralded as the most significant reform since Medicare. So what is it again, how will it work and how can you apply to get funding?
As the NDIS roll-out begins, Australia faces a housing shortfall affecting up to 122,000 participants. Developing smart technology and design offers more independent living for people with disability.
Two years into the trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, it’s time to step back and address the problems we’ve discovered so far – rather than withdrawing from the scheme prematurely.