The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) recently took the extraordinary step of publicly reprimanding the NDIA and calling for ministerial intervention. Sara explores how it came to this, and why being forced to appeal is detrimental to Participants.
The Quality and Safeguarding Commission officially opened its doors on 1 July. Bronwyn marks the occasion with an update on what else has changed.
One of the most exciting promises of the NDIS was that it would lead to an increase in employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Faye explore why the number of plans with employment supports is so low and what we can do to ensure participants understand their options.
Everyone is looking for the magical IT solution which will solve all their problems. But as Shiung explains, the problem is rarely ever about technology.
Shadow Minister for Families and Social Affairs and one of the key NDIS architects, Jenny Macklin has announced her resignation from politics.
The mental health community is buzzing with understandable concern about the impact that the NDIS will have on people who use their services. This guide produced by Flinders University aims to guide providers into supporting people onto the NDIS.
The announcement that ‘mental health’ was going to be included in NDIS was met with a mixture of excitement and worry. However, as Kylie explores, gaps between the health system and NDIS are beginning to emerge.
It is vital that the health system and the NDIS work together to ensure participant receive the support they need in all domains of their lives. This Summer Foundation resource helps bridge the gap between these often divided services.
As NDIS participants become more market savvy, allied health providers are going need to make some conscious decisions about how to differentiate themselves. Sally provides guidance with the 5 things she always looks for in allied health providers.
That time of year is here again! The NDIA have released the new Price Guides, which will come into effect as of next Sunday, 1 July.
For people with complex behaviour support needs, being let down by the NDIS can have the most devastating consequences. Sara explores how design flaws in the Scheme are failing some of the people most dependent on it.
The Quality and Safeguarding Commission has just released its new restrictive practices rule. Bronwyn and Maree explore what the rule will mean for providers.
The latest Quarterly Report has finally landed. Sara picks out the key pieces of information that absolutely every provider needs to know.
The NDIA relies on the advice of allied health professionals to determine if people are eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation and the extent of their funding. This guide developed by the Summer Foundation supports practitioners with the information, resources and templates they need to conduct a housing assessment.
This review presents an incredibly rare opportunity to influence SDA pricing policy. Now is the time to make your voice heard, writes Brent Woolgar.
If you read the news, it’s easy to believe the NDIS is in a cataclysmic spiral. But it’s not time to give up hope yet, write Vanessa & Roland.
The issue of transport, particular who pays for it and by how much, continues to plague both the NDIA and participants. Last month, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal heard another case of a young man appealing for extra funding to aid his transportation.
Earlier this month the Ombudsman released its report into the NDIA’s review processes and spoiler alert: the results aren’t pretty. Sara gives you the lowdown on what the Ombudsman said, and what it means for participants.
Bronwyn explores the Quality & Safeguarding Rules that will impact Support Coordination providers and practitioners.