Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day aimed at increasing awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, while also celebrating their achievements and contributions.
The latest quarterly data for the National Disability Insurance Scheme released today shows that 93 per cent of participants now rate their experience as 'Very Good' or 'Good' – its highest level since the trial phase.
The NDIA today announced a pilot which will use independent health professionals with experience in disability to undertake functional assessments, so that participants are able to access and use appropriate supports through the NDIS.
The NDIA has published its 2017-18 Annual Report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Agency and NDIS.
183,965 Australians are benefit from the NDIS, an increase of 13 per cent on the last quarter, according to the latest COAG NDIS Quarterly Report for 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018.
As at 30 June 2018, there were 183,965 Australians being supported by the NDIS, representing a 13 per cent growth on previous quarter 54,802 participants or almost 1 in 3 had not received State/Territory or Commonwealth support before the NDIS. 183,965 Australians are now benefitting from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), an increase of 13 per cent on the last quarter, according to the latest COAG NDIS Quarterly Report for 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018. The Report shows the positive impact the NDIS is having on people’s lives and details the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) progress...