A good way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
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The NDIS has been a big topic in the news over the last few weeks. Agreements between each state and territory government and the federal government were supposed to have been signed by now, but they haven’t been yet. We tell you about this below. We also talk about why people are unhappy with the federal government about making changes to the NDIA Board.
In lateAugustwe welcomed Carl Thompson as our new Project Officer. You might have seen him on our Twitter or Facebookrecently. Carl is writing an article about his experiences with employment and workplace support. Look out for his article in the next issue of Disability Loop eNews.
And here at Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), we have made some changes so that it is easier for disability organisations to get involved. See the news item below to sign up as an Associate Member.
We hope you find our website and eNews useful, helpful, and easy to use. We will always welcome your feedback.
What's going on with the NDIS rollout?
All Australian states & territories were due to sign agreements with the Federal Government by the end of June 2015. Then July. Then August. It's September now … what does this mean?
Back in July we wrote an article called "Possible changes to the NDIA Board". Last Friday, the Federal Government placed an ad in the Australian Financial Review to find new members of the NDIA Board. People with disability and disability advocates are very worried, especially because the ad did not say that they were looking for people with disabilities to fill these roles.
Did you know your organisation can become an AFDO Associate Member?
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is encouraging disability organisations to become Associate Members of AFDO. Members will have access to sector news, discounted training and more. Importantly, it also gives members representation to government, media and the wider community on issues affecting people with disability. Bonus - it only costs $16.50 if you sign up soon.
Reasonable and Necessary Access2Arts & Arts Access Australia
Reasonable and Necessary is an art project that people with disability can participate in. It is meant to help you with the first stage of planning in the NDIS, where you have to think about your needs and goals.
List of contacts
How to complain about a service National, state and territory Ombudsman
This web page tells you who to contact in your state or territory if you are unhappy with a service you get through the NDIS. It also tells you who to contact if you are unhappy with something or someone you have dealt with in your experiences with the NDIA (the agency that runs the NDIS).