The NDIS promises Participants an ordinary life, but the journey to get there is far from an ordinary experience. Lee explores what Participants are forced to share about themselves in order to access the supports they need.
In late 2017, the NDIA declared that it did not consider swallowing assessments and plans to be a reasonable and necessary support. Jim Simpson from CID looks at the reasons for this controversial decision and what is being done to fight it.
What are your organisation's pictures saying about you and the people you work with? Sara and Evie examine what many providers get wrong when representing the people they support, and how you can avoid making the same mistakes.
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.
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.
You learn more from your stuff ups than the things that go well. Luckily for Roland, after 30 years in the sector, he has more than one such learning to share.
As we transition to the NDIS, the future of state funding for disability advocacy is under threat. Sara Gingold explores how advocacy plays an important role in supporting people with disabilities through life's turbulent times.
Earlier this week, NDIS CEO David Bowen released a statement about the NDIA's approach to improving processes. In this amusing article, Support Coordinator, Sam Paior translates the statement into layman's terms.
The NDIS desperately need leadership that can show integrity, admit to the problems and give families reason to believe that things will get better. But instead what we've got is a plane with no pilot - and a Scheme thats funding still hangs in the balance thanks to Labor's Budget response.
Leighton Jay explores some of the tensions arising from the NDIA’s approach to “conflicts of interest”.
Vanessa and Roland examine how to avoid going broke ‘NDIS style’ through a fundamental rethink of the way we do business.
DSC is getting lots of calls from organisations confused about how the ILC program will operate. Sadly, once you understand the fundamentals of ILC and LAC, confusion is replaced with serious concern. Roland outlines the major failings of the ILC program design - and how a failure to address these might just kneecap the NDIS.
Rob Woolley questions many organisations' approaches to service design, delivery and systems within the seismic change the NDIS will bring.
Sally Coddington, parent of an NDIS participant, ex CEO, Senior DSC Consultant, MBA and resident wonderwoman wonders about the worth of aspiring to an ordinary life…
Roland Naufal tells us why the NDIS finds itself knee deep in doodoo but argues it is short term pain for the long term main game. If you are easily offended, please do not read on...
Roland Naufal reckons he's seen the future: a bit of murder and mayhem, like the death of a lot of bureaucratic management and the fatal wounding of some non profits. But then again, we see a future that works better for many NDIS participants and hands on staff. It’s a world of dramatic, constant and often exciting change.
The NDIA has just announced the latest development in its roll out of the ILC and LAC. We have some serious concerns about the development of these programs and how they threaten the credibility of the NDIS.
Some of the disability service providers we've met over the last couple of years remind us of a rabbit in the headlights, seeing danger ahead but not responding. Roland explores why so many organisations are stuck and how the dramatic changes ahead will force them to move.