National Disability Insurance Scheme

Introduction to the NDIS
National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Introduction to the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme heralds a flexible approach to supporting people with disability in the community. Enis Jusufspahic explains where the Scheme came from and how it operates.

Inclusion of young children with developmental delay and/or disability.
Disability Services / Education / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Inclusion of young children with developmental delay and/or disability.

Inclusion of children with developmental delay and / or disability is not an optional extra – inclusion is a human right. Emma Pierce explains inclusion is much more than just being physically in the same place alongside other people.

Local service profile: Holdsworth Community
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Local service profile: Holdsworth Community

Holdsworth Community has a long history of supporting people living with intellectual disabilities across the eastern suburbs and City of Sydney. Miguel Lane-Mullins looks at some of the support changes for people with disabilities living in the area.

A view from the back of the bus: a reflection on the need for a culturally responsive NDIS
CALD / Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

A view from the back of the bus: a reflection on the need for a culturally responsive NDIS

People with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds make up only a small proportion of people who are currently disability service recipients. Diana Qian argues greater resources are needed to ensure people from CALD backgrounds have equal access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Tailored Information and Advocacy Services for People with a Disability
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Tailored Information and Advocacy Services for People with a Disability

With a myriad of information available, there is often the assumption that the information supplied is free, accurate and independent. Diana Palmer argues this belief often does not reflect reality.

My Choice Matters – Training opens doors
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

My Choice Matters – Training opens doors

My Choice Matters offers a range of training programs for people with a disability. What better way to talk about it than Alanna Julian telling her own story about how this training helped her get a job with My Choice Matters.

Ability Links: Building inclusive communities
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Ability Links: Building inclusive communities

Ability Links NSW is a statewide initiative that is all about building inclusive communities. They do this in two ways: working with individuals on their personal goals to connect them with their community in a way that’s meaningful for them; and working alongside community groups and businesses to support them to become more welcoming and accessible. The stories in this article illustrate how this works in practice.

The importance of pre-planning
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

The importance of pre-planning

A good pre-planning process can make a big difference to a person’s outcomes in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Leanne Fretten explains Sylvanvale’s experience of working with people before their initial meeting.

Starting school for children with disabilities
Disability Services / Education / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Starting school for children with disabilities

When a child has a disability and/or developmental delay, Emma Pierce explains that transition to school requires additional time, planning and collaboration from all involved in the child’s life.

It’s Your NDIS
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

It’s Your NDIS

Over six years with our more than 163,000 supporters, Every Australian Counts has lobbied, campaigned and advocated for the NDIS. Andrew Gibson explains that now the NDIS has started Every Australian Counts continues to push to make the NDIS the best it can be.