In The Media | 4 July 2016

NDIS giving Kyle a life of his own

THE power of personal choice has transformed the life of Kyle Stone, who has gone from isolation to independence with the support of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The 27-year-old Tasmanian lived in an intensive residential support unit for four years before the NDIS, but now lives at home with his own hand-picked support staff.

Kyle, who has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, goes out twice a day, plays the drums, has music lessons and enjoys a busy sporting schedule.

He is one of 1100 young Tasmanians with disabilities who were among the first to be covered by the NDIS when it rolled out for 15-24 year old Tasmanians in 2013.

As of this month, the full rollout of the NDIS starts across the nation — providing coverage to about 10,500 Tasmanians when the staged introduction is complete in 2018.

Source: The Mercury