This week a major national newspaper led with an “exclusive” story about the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It’s a curious story given there is nothing new in it. It’s no secret that the NDIS comes with costs, which have been carefully forecast and planned for. The real story remains that the cost of doing nothing is even higher.
The agency responsible for the delivery of the NDIS, the NDIA, is conducting a series of public consultations on pricing and payments for Specialist Disability Accommodation. You can attend a session, beginning next week.
Today, as we mark five incredible years since the launch of the Every Australian Counts campaign, we ask supporters to remind Australians why the NDIS is still so important for people with disability, and the nation.
The latest report on the progress of the NDIS roll out is full of good news: it shows that the number of people with individual plans is steadily rising, the cost of the scheme remains within budget and participants are generally happy with the experience.
On International Day of People with Disability we’re reminding governments just how important the NDIS is to the many thousands of people still waiting to find out when it will come to them. People like the Klopf family from Adelaide…
Tomorrow is International Day of People with Disability and will be marked by events around Australia. It’s also the perfect time to remind decision makers that we need NDIS roll out details for every state and territory. Sign the petition now.
There are 4.5 million Australians with a disability, so why isn’t education for people with disability compulsory in our national teaching training curriculum? A new partnership between Monash University and service provider Wallara is changing how we teach our teachers.
Every Australian Counts team member Andrew Gibson has hit the road over the last 11 months speaking with local communities about the NDIS. This is the first in our new series ‘Ask Andrew’, in which he answers the questions most asked on his travels talking with people who will benefit from the NDIS.