NDIS Independent Assessment pilot falls short

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Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme currently has around 430,000 participants – and that number continues to grow.  But changes proposed by the Coalition Government to the way people are assessed to access the system has created an outcry amongst disability organisations.  They see it as an attack on the NDIS they fought for – a move away from the individualised nature of the scheme to a “tick a box” process.

Aaron Carpenter, who lives with autism and ADHD, put himself forward for an independent assessment in the pilot program, but found his fears about its efficacy were confirmed.

Joint Statement: Disability sector statement on the Australian Government’s planned reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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