A national approach to behaviour support and restrictive practice could mean significant changes for NDIS providers. Jessica explores the differences between state and territory policies and the new national regulatory regime.
The Agency has just released first of its kind data on the progress of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). Brent dives into the numbers and analyses what they tell us about how SDA is tracking.
A central promise of the NDIS was to give people with disability more choice and control over their supports. Yet Sally explore why, after 5 years of the Scheme, so few Participants are changing providers.
Yesterday, the Federal government told us that they had listened to community concerns and had a plan to support people with psychosocial disability in the NDIS. But as Sara explores, it is a plan that feels a little too familiar.
Troublingly, estimates show that only 89% of people with disability in Australia will not be eligible for the NDIS. Sara explores how providers can support people will find themselves ineligible but still very much in need of support.
With the new Quality and Safeguarding Framework, the rules around restrictive practices are going to change. Jessica answers common queries we get from providers about what this will mean for registration requirements and Participant’s who take medications.
In this powerful article, Sally revisits the idea of love at the frontline and what it has meant to her family when it matters most.
One question we regularly get asked by worried providers familiarising themselves with the NDIS registration process is "who is going to pay for all of this?" Bronwyn explores what the new costs are and who will be paying the bill.
Support Coordinators are critical to your organisation’s success. Sam Paior tell us how to make the most of the relationship with these people who matter.
NDIS & Insulin: Who Cares? The AAT’s recent ruling that sets a groundbreaking new precedent on NDIS responsibilities are for Participants managing health conditions.
In our second edition of the Rumour Has It series, we delve into everyone’s least favourite policy intersection- Health and NDIS. Sara explores why, if dietary supports are supposed to be considered on an individual basis, so many Planners telling Participants differently.
Participants with adequate funding in their Plans are critical to your success as an organisation. Brent explores what information providers need to ensure all Participants have before they step into a Planning meeting.
Over the last few months, Brent has witnessed an alarming number of confusing and extremely problematic response from the NDIA to requests for SDA funding. He explores what needs to be done to get SDA back on track.
The challenge for Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) operating under the NDIS is to attract a new generation of supported employees. Faye explores the secret to developing a business that Participants want to work in.
The NDIS has now officially turned 5 and has marked the occasion with another Quarterly Report. Sara delves into this data-filled snapshot of 5 years of NDIS.
The secret weapon to excellent results in the NDIS is strong allied health reports. That is why we are always on the lookout for resources that make practitioners job a little easier. In this article, we look at VALID’s 10 Step Guide to Excellent Allied Health Reports.
Is ILC taking one step forward, only to go two steps back? Roland and Elizabeth explore the implications of the NDIA’s recent non-competitive, ‘invite only’ ILC Remote Grants.
As anybody involved in the process will tell you, NDIS housing can feel like jumping over one hurdle after another. But in this article Brent demonstrates what is possible and shares his secret to success.
In this series dedicated to examining discrepancies in the Planning process, Sara and Evie explore why so many Participants are being told that Plan Management comes out of their Plans and what can be done about it.