It is no secret that people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds have a tougher time accessing disability supports. That is why this new multilingual resource, developed by Settlement Services International, is well overdue.
The NDIA have made a very welcome change to their position on Support Coordinators in plan review meetings.
The NDIA has recently articulated its position on Support Coordinators attending plan review meetings, and you may not like what they have said. Evie discusses the implications and offers strategies for working within these guidelines.
This handy (free) online tool helps Participants work through the daunting task of Pre-Planning and get the most out of their NDIS Plan.
The word ‘respite’ is now considered passé, but the support still exists in the NDIS - if you know how to ask for it. Sara looks at a Carers Australia report that explores how this small change in language is massively disadvantaging some families.
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.
It's no secret that planning does not always go well, and when it goes wrong, it can cause a lot of stress, confusion and frustration for everyone involved. Bronwyn explores what can go wrong with planning and what providers can do about it.
The Pathways Review was released without much fanfare earlier this week. But this important document offers hope that change is afoot, writes Sara Gingold.
Bronwyn outlines the key steps you should be taking to support participants to get the most out of their NDIS planning experience.
Strong pre-planning is essential for getting the best possible outcomes from the NDIS. Faye Lawrence explores how offering pre-planning services can benefit both you and your customers.
You know you've done a good job of pre-planning when the Planner is grateful, the supports are approved and the customer writes an article about all the ways you nailed it. Sally Coddington tells all.
This booklet is a great description of the conceptual framework presented by VALID CEO, Kevin Stone at our recent Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC) workshops. It outlines VALID's Pathways to Empowerment framework, looking at the keys to success for system, individual, family and self advocacy.