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- NDIS Review recommends changes to the participant experienceThe National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Review Final Report proposes a major shake-up of the participant pathway and experience. Accessing the NDIS, plan budgeting and implementation, and the roles the NDIS workforce will play are set to change.
- What has the NDIS Review said about home and living supports?The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a critical way for people with disability to access housing and living supports. The NDIS Review Final Report has made two recommendations to reform current housing and living support, with a stated aim of improving access for all people with disability.
- Proposed changes to regulation and oversight of the NDIS workforceThe NDIS Review released its Final Report on 7 December 2023, with a recommendation to create a regulation scheme for NDIS service providers based on the level of risk perceived in delivering disability services and supports, with six associated actions to support the proposed scheme.
- NDIS Review recommends more options for supports for people with disabilityThe Independent Review of the NDIS (the Review) Final Report has recognised change is necessary to ensure all people with disability get the right support at the right time. The Review recommended developing a separate tier of disability services, called Foundational Supports, which can be accessed by all people with disability, and actions to address the lack of accessible and inclusive mainstream services, that include healthcare, education and transport.
- Night of Nights – The inaugural Gympie All Abilities BallThe All Abilities Ball was a shining example of how to make an event inclusive for people with disability. The event celebrated diversity and acceptance, while providing extra supports like quiet spaces and availability of accessible taxis to attendees.
- Meet the panel who are passionate about building a more employable future for all women with disabilityPeople with Disability Australia created Advancing Women as a project that seeks to improve outcomes for women, girls, feminine-identifying and non-binary people with disability in Australia across leadership representation and workforce participation and safety.
- IDPwD 2023 Ambassador Giancarlo de VeraIn their address, Giancarlo calls for everyone to accept that disability is part of the human condition, that there is no normal way to be human.
- Why we need the NDISBorn out of the dire need to address the shortcomings of the existing support system, the NDIS has emerged as a lifeline for millions, offering a pathway to independence, dignity, and a better quality of life.
- How the NDIS could work better for me“To me, good support from the NDIS means understanding my disability from my point of view. It means giving me what I need to thrive and letting me choose the supports that work best for me. It means getting roadblocks out of my way.”
- Hear us: end the segregation, end the exclusion of people with disabilityIt is time to honour our fundamental human rights. It is time to respect the stories we have shared. Hear us. The time for justice, for healing to begin, is now. We demand nothing less.
- Ableism and disablismAbleism and disablism both refer to types of disability discrimination. The nuance between the two words are important for acknowledging, detecting, and dismantling the types of barriers people with disability encounter.
- Flu or COVID? You can now test for both at home with a single swab. Here’s what you need to knowIf you have respiratory symptoms as we head towards winter and flu season, could it be COVID or the flu? Or something else entirely?
- Better off without themAfter abuse and facing eviction, Andy used PWDA support to prepare and represent himself in court.
- No more excusesRina reaches out to PWDA to ensure her independence and ability to care for herself is supported.
- Out of the bureaucratic mazeAfter her intial frustration with the application process and costs, Leia found the support she needs to access the NDIS.
- Achieving financial independenceAfter being under a financial management order, John worked with PWDA to get a revocation of the order.
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