Did you know that 80% of the NDIS workforce are women? Or that only three quarters of allocated NDIS funds are being spent? In this interactive Q&A, Sara Gingold picks out 20 nuggets of NDIS insight. Click on a number for the question and the forward arrow > at the bottom for the answer.
Sara has painstakingly developed her reputation within DSC as a champion gif finder and go-to person for animal related content. She began the more professional aspect of her career working in youth organisations and overseeing innovative Cambodian education projects. Sara is an avid writer, and a regular contributor to DSC’s blog and Resource Hub. She prides herself on her research skills and fact-finding ability. Sara has lived experience of disability, having been diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2012.
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.
The sector is scrambling to adjust to the new Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Roland explores how providers could use this challenge to improve the protection of participant's rights and get better outcomes.
The time between getting accepted into the NDIS and receiving your first plan can feel like forever. This handy tip sheets examines supports available for participants whilst they wait.
Everybody wants to be an insider. Sally discusses what the characteristics are of insiders in the disability community, and how providers can become one.
Reports written by health and allied health professionals have a lot of power in the NDIS, but often the people writing them are not disability natives. This handy toolkit supports practitioners to get the best outcome for participants.
As we approach the 2-year mark for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Luke reflects on how far the market has come and where it is headed in 2018.
SDA without a comparable Supported Independent Living (SIL) policy is useless, it cannot service the needs of people with disabilities. But, as Brent explains, they are currently not sufficiently linked in policy or practice, potentially having serious consequences for participant's rights.
These handy links should help you on your journey to learn everything you can about the new NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework.
The precedent set by the case of LMNT v. the NDIA at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will force the Agency to completely rethink how it creates childhood plans. Friend of DSC Sam Prior gives you the lowdown on what every carer and provider needs to know.