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 is our go-to Content Specialist and the Editor of DSC's NDIS Resource Hub. She personifies the voice of DSC in her own passionate style and prides herself (quite rightly) on her research skills and fact-finding ability. Diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2012, Sara's lived experience of disability shines through in her work and she is a highly skilled, authoritative NDIS commentator. She began her career overseeing innovative Cambodian education projects and has quickly become an indispensable part of the DSC team.
The ILC Grant Guidelines for the Mainstream Capacity Building Grant and the Economic and Social Participation Program have been released. Elizabeth explores the criteria, funding levels and more.
The Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) is here, so why have new Participant Plans not seen the proportionate increase in funding that was promised? Evie investigates the disastrous impact this could have on both Participants and providers
With so much detail, agendas and posturing relating to the forthcoming Disability Royal Commission, it can be hard to know what’s what. We lay it out for you in inimitable DSC style.
The final Quarterly Report for Year 6 has just dropped, and it is jam-packed with things you will want to know. Sara has picked out the top 6 interesting, funny and enlightening takeaways.
Remember February 2018 when we were promised 7 new NDIS pathways for Participants? Well we can finally give you a comprehensive update on how that promise is tracking- what's changed, and where work has begun.
2019 has been a super busy year in the world of SDA, but it is about to get bigger. Brent gives you the lowdown into what has been happening and what we can expect in coming months.
There have been some BIG announcements from the world of ILC in the last few weeks. Elizabeth talks you through some of the exciting grants you could be applying for.
Many allied health providers find it difficult to grow their workforce, making it nearly impossible to grow their business. But as Angela explores, the untapped potential of allied health assistants might just be the solution.
Australian courts and tribunals have set no shortage of legal precedents when it comes to transports. Sara explores whether Agency policies align with these judgements, or whether they are getting transport all wrong.
The NDIA and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) have been denying people with significant disabilities access to the Scheme because they refused invasive, controversial or expensive medical treatments. Sara explores why this is happening and what it means for the principle of informed medical consent.