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