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The National Disability Insurance Scheme is still being rolled out for all adults across South Australia, with all transitions from old funding arrangements expected to be complete by the end of December 2018.

 

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The NDIA also have lots of videos you can watch about being involved with the scheme. Here is a video about developing an NDIS plan. Enjoy!

 

 

 

NDIS news articles 

Major milestone as NDIS marks 200,000 Australians receiving support

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached a major milestone, welcoming its 200,000th Australian receiving support through the Scheme. 

22 October 2018 - Read more

 

NDIS fraud squad makes first arrest

Police allege the 34-year-old Victorian man defrauded the NDIS between July and August this year, and used the money to buy a BMW 7-Series limousine, a Toyota Hilux, designer clothing and jewellery.

19 October 2018 - Read more

 

Get more control over your NDIS budgets - with our new online dashboard

Plan Partners is pleased to introduce its new powerful customer Dashboard, which makes it easy for our customers to keep an eye on their NDIS budgets and more.

11 October 2018 - Read more

 

NDIS plans and how to use them

In this video, parents describe how to make and use an NDIS plan that includes therapies, respite, recreation and other activities for children with disability. These parents talk about preparing for meetings, communicating with therapists and planners, setting goals, reviewing them and changing your child’s plan. They say the NDIS gives peace of mind because you know you’ve got ongoing funding.

4 October 2018 - Read more

 

Lesley free under NDIS

For Leopold’s Lesley Beggs, a choice of support workers, going to the gym and visiting warmer climates are the best things about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). “I went up to Noosa for my 60th birthday last year for 10 days,” she said. “Having the service provider and the NDIS both supporting that means I’m able to have a week’s holiday every year just like everyone else.”

1 October 2018 - Read more

 

NDIS criticised after teenager with Down Syndrom knocked back for walker funding

When the ABC last reported on 13-year-old Katinka Pettett in June, she had no walker. The Newcastle teenager has Down syndrome and cannot walk unaided. But the NDIS knocked back her physiotherapist's application for a specialised walker last year, meaning she was confined to her wheelchair.

1 October 2018 - Read more

 

NDIS should be about people, not profits

Media reports of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) spending vast sums on consultants and outsourcing to for-profit multinationals are extremely concerning.

28 September 2018 - Read more

 

Customised employment with high success rate

An innovative new employment program aims to help NDIS participants transition into open employment. This NDIS customised employment program will be delivered across the Illawarra by Workways Australia with 72 offices across four states and territories

22 August 2018 - Read more

 

New NDIS quarterly report revives call to lift NDIA staff cap 

The NDIS Quarterly Report for 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 was released on Monday, showing that 183,965 Australians were now benefitting from the NDIS, an increase of 13 per cent on last quarter.

16 August 2018 - Read more

 

'I rewrote my NDIS letter to give other special needs families some much-needed laughter'

In this episode of Honey Mums, Deb Knight talks to Talitha Cummins about her most difficult confession and how her life changed after.

30 July 2018 - Read more

 

Concerns NDIS Fraud Squad will ‘Criminalise people with disability’

The 100-member government task force announced on Tuesday aims to protect the scheme from rorts and the grasp of organised crime, despite proof NDIS fraud had been “minimal”.

27 July 2018 - Read more

 

News from the NDIS world where true grit abounds

The new survey results from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) shows the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is supporting Australians with disability to participate in the community, increase their independence and exercise greater choice and control.

27 July 2018 - Read more

 

NDIS manager for Northern Territory shifted thousands of kilometres away to Adelaide

A restructure inside the agency running the scheme means operations in the Northern Territory are set to be managed from an office thousands of kilometres away in South Australia. The change comes after an independent evaluation found that the scheme's trial around Tennant Creek had been "ineffective", because it did not adapt to the local context and needs.

18 July 2018 - Read more

 

People with disability at greater risk of violence during NDIS transition

People with disability will be at greater risk of violence during the National Disability Insurance Scheme transition until certain ambiguities are resolved, an Australian Human Rights Commission report says.

17 July 2018 - Read more

 

Anglicare says the NDIS is pushing Not For Profits to Grow and Innovate

A move to more market-driven processes through reforms such as the NDIS is shaking up the not-for-profit sector in a good way, but driving change and innovation as it does, Anglicare chief executive Peter Sandeman says.

5 June 2018 - Read more

 

'When is my walker coming?' Enabling choice for people with disabilities not easy with NDIA policies

People with disabilities are bearing the brunt of the National Disability Insurance Scheme's teething issues, with many struggling to get access to assistive equipment, such as walking frames, wheelchairs and software.

4 June 2018 - Read more

 

Disability chief's experience questioned

More than four out of five senior staff at the agency responsible for delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme have no previous experience working in the sector.

1 June 2018 - Read more

 

Are providers facing cashflow and debt challenges?

The NDIS has been developed to reshape the delivery of disability supports in Australia, giving individuals greater choice about which supports they receive. The NDIS rollout has been reported to have caused challenges for providers around cash flow and debt, particularly during the early stages of this major reform.  But, according to AbleInsight, the financial indicators that evidence such issues are, as yet, inconclusive.

31 May 2018 - Read more

 

Why NDIS eligibility requirements should be scrutinised 

Social Services Minister Dan Tehan has said no changes to eligibility will occur until research and consultation has been conducted.

28 May 2018 - Read more

 

Autism service providers in the dark on potential NDIS shake up

Canberra's peak provider for people with autism has been left in the dark about proposed dramatic changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

27 May 2018 - Read more

 

NDIA accepts recommendations to speed up plan review process

If you are among the thousands of people who have been waiting for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to review your plan, you will be heartened by its response to a recent report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

21 May 2018 - Read more

 

NDIS eligibility for people with autism under review

It has been confirmed that eligibility rules for people with autism under the National Disability Insurance Scheme are under review, after a document outlining changes to direct eligibility for autism cases was accidentally published online.

21 May 2018 - Read more

 

Mental Health a Budget Winner

The federal government has made significant investments in mental health in this year’s budget, focused on suicide prevention, protecting older Australians and providing continuity of support for those ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

9 May 2018 - Read more

 

Disability sector welcomes NDIS funding commitment

The disability sector has welcomed the federal government’s commitment to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and called for attention to now be turned to fixing the scheme’s implementation issues.

8 May 2018 - Read more

 

We can't just leave it to the NDIS to create cities that work to include people with disability

For the National Disability Insurance Scheme to be successful, our cities will need to change.

Our new research explores the impacts that the NDIS is having on Australia’s cities.

7 May 2018 - Read more

 

Patients lives at risk after NDIS funding redirected, Mental Health Victoria says

Victoria's peak mental health body said community support programs were being defunded. About a thousand jobs in the community mental health sector will be lost within the next year, as tens of millions of dollars is redirected to the NDIS instead, Mental Health Victoria said.

7 May 2018 - Read more

 

Fully-funded NDIS should be government priority, poll says 

The vast majority of Australians view a fully funded national disability insurance scheme as a “top priority” for the federal government, new polling shows.

29 April 2018 - Read more