In The Media | 26 February 2016

NDIS budget under strain with boom in autism diagnoses

The sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is in question with an unexpected boom in autism cases blowing out budget forecasts.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme was supposed to be the lasting legacy of the Gillard Government, with individualised care for every man, woman and child in need. But the sustainability of the program is already in question.
In trial sites across the country, an unexpected boom in autism diagnoses has blown out the budget forecasts. In South Australia, almost half of those eligible for the NDIS are people on the autism spectrum. It’s got administrators scrambling for a solution,

Source: ABC 7:30 Report