Tuesday, 11 October 2016

News and commentary on the NDIS (57)

The official NDIS website provides access to documents, and up to date information about how the NDIS works, and NDIS events such as local workshops and webinars.


NDIS and Me
People with Down syndrome and/or their families and carers can join the closed Facebook Group, NDIS and Me, for discussion specifically about the NDIS and people with Down syndrome.


Disability Loop - a way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Through Disability Loop you can:
  • Find a great selection of resources relating to the NDIS
  • Find out how the NDIS is working for other people
  • Have your say about the NDIS
  • Keep up to date with news and events about the NDIS
Disability Loop is a project funded by the NDIS. It is run by, and for, people with disability and their allies.

NDIS verdict: daunting but worth it
Rachel Browne, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 October 2016
In most ways, Jordanne Taylor is a typical year 9 student. The 15-year-old loves dancing, cooking and spending time with girls her own age, watching movies and just hanging out. Until recently, these simple activities were not always easy to organise for Jordanne, who has a mild intellectual disability and is on the autism disorder spectrum. So when the National Disability Insurance Scheme became available, Jordanne's mother Debra Taylor immediately realised the potential it could unlock for her daughter ...
Libby Ellis, InCharge, 4 Ocotber 2016
This is the fourth post in our confusion-clearing and myth-busting series about the NDIS. Thank you to everyone who’s provided feedback so far – keep it coming!

Here is another myth that has come through to us: People are being told that, if they choose self-management, they have to employ all their workers. Comments are also being made to people that make self-management seem the same as becoming an employer. Again, the implication here is that self-management is really hard work .

This is wrong advice ...

Provider portal updates
NDIS Provider Portal Update 16 September 2016
Starting this week the Agency is generating weekly reports on provider and participant claim analysis. The first of these reports, for the week of 5 to 11 September 2016, can be accessed on the information, publication and reports webpage.

The Agency will aim to publish a new Weekly Payment Report Summary on the Agency website each Tuesday under the 'About Us' item on the NDIS website homepage. To access the report you will need to click on the 'Information, publications and reports' section, and locate the heading titled 'myplace portal weekly reports' ...

National Disability Insurance Scheme: Half signed getting disability support for first time
Miki Perkins, The Age, 19 September 2016
Glance once at Teisha Rose; you'll see a dark-haired woman walking alongside the glossy, silvered expanse of the bay, a little terrier on a lead.

NDIS is having a powerful impact
Alastair McEwin, Brisbane Times, 4 October 2016
Getting a morning coffee on the way to work is a ritual many of us take for granted. Not Jeremy, who is a young man with a communication disability ...

Five minutes with… espyconnect brings real stories and information from the NDIS frontline
espyconnect, 4 October 2016
Starting Monday 11th October – espyconnect will be bringing you short and snappy interviews with people who are really living with NDIS ...

We promise to only present real information and stories, warts and rainbows ...

‘Five minutes with ‘ will be posted on our Facebook page with one question and an around about one minute answer each weekday. We invite you to post any questions that you might have underneath the post and we will endeavour to get those questions answered ...


October 2016 Information update around the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Family Advocacy, October 2016
Family Advocacy has conducted a survey with families around their experiences accessing and using the NDIS. We will continue to ensure real family experiences inform our systemic work ...

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