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Aussie band has big plans for 2021 thanks to NDIS support

Tags NDIS User Stories Education Posted 1 week ago

After a successful 2020, Australian band The KingStones, who are all National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) part… Read more

Report shows rapid but not equal growth in Specialist Disability Accommodation in Australia

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 2 weeks ago

The growth of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in Australia is promising but still behind demand, according … Read more

2020: Our Year in Review

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago

2020 has been a year of change and uncertainty across Australia and the globe, especially for the disability industry… Read more

Committee launches inquiry into NDIS independent assessments

Tags NDIS Posted 1 month ago

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced it will conduct an inqu… Read more

NDIS yet to solve disability accommodation shortage for Victorians

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 1 month ago

For many Victorians with disability, the right to choose where they live and who they live with is so constrained tha… Read more

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 1 month ago

Clinicians and the broader autism community can now access a suite of resources to help them understand and learn mor… Read more

RC report finds “serious failures” to people with disability during early stages of COVID-19

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago

The Australian Government was responsible for “serious failures” to people with disability during the early stage… Read more

Early intervention plays important part in development of children on autism spectrum

Tags NDIS Autism Posted 2 months ago

A landmark report has been released looking at the impact of early intervention on children on the autism spectrum. Read more

NDIS Participants to access free assessments as part of pilot

Tags NDIS Posted 3 months ago

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Participants will have the opportunity to experience free independent ass… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: An overuse of medications and restrictive practices

Tags NDIS Therapies User Stories Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held hearings, running … Read more

NDIS overhaul to give easier access and make system less complex

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new package of reforms to the NDIS has been announced by the Government in response to the recommendations made in … Read more

Supported residential living offers people with disability independence

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

SPONSORED STORY: People living with disability want independence and support when they need it, but have previously t… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Disability sector not supported during COVID-19

Tags NDIS User Stories Education Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held hearings, running … Read more

Victoria asking for disability response, similar to aged care

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Liz Alderslade

During a Sunday address, 16 August, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews outlined a request from the State to receive Fed… Read more

South Australian Government accepts safeguarding recommendations

Tags NDIS Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Safeguarding Task Force, established in the wake of the tragic death of Ann Marie Smith, has released … Read more

NDIA Board member resigns position

Tags NDIS Noticeboard Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) board member Mr John Walsh AM has resigned from his role, effective 31 Au… Read more

Care Huddles – a tool to improve communication and support team building

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 6 months ago

OPINION - Care huddles are a structured process for teams to communicate about client care, share information, and de… Read more

JobTrainer may have potential to boost disability workforce

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Industry Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced a new skills investment program called JobTrainer as part of its coronavirus mea… Read more

Data needed to measure extent of violence against people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Data is an important element for measuring the scale of abuse and violence faced by people with disability in Austral… Read more

$20 million expansion to build on Community Connector program

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The National Community Connector Program (NCCP) has received $20 million to help connect people from culturally and l… Read more