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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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National Disability Insurance Scheme
NDIS
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Report

Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness

This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.
Report

Framework for artificial intelligence-enabled assistive technology as supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme: final report

Other authors
Packer, K., Walker, J., Niven, P., Byrnes, J., Khanna, S., Liu, D.
The NDIA has released this framework to promote innovation and development of safe and effective artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled assistive technology (AT).
Survey

Getting the NDIS back on track: a survey of people with disability

Nearly half a million people in Australia with disability are participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The findings of this recent survey reveal a conundrum at the heart of the NDIS participant experience - while many individuals see the real benefits of the...
Report

Providing an evidence base for Home and Living decisions

The Summer Foundation and Occupational Therapy Australia conducted a survey in July 2022 to explore the role of occupational therapists (OTs) in helping NDIS participants request SDA funding. The aim was to understand the functional assessment and report-writing process from the OT perspective, and provide...
Report

Specialist Disability Accommodation supply in Australia: October 2022

This report is the fifth iteration of a national survey of SDA providers that aims to help inform stakeholders in the market.
Journal article

What, if anything, has changed over the past 10 years for people with intellectual disabilities and their families in regional, rural, and remote geographic areas?

This editorial considers research undertaken over the past 10 years, to reflect on what a now fully operational NDIS has changed regarding contemporary service delivery and access issues for people with intellectual disabilities in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia.
Report

Engage-In research project

This project sought to develop a comprehensive understanding of how disability advocates could effectively support people with psychosocial disability who were living in or recently released from institutions, to gain access to relevant supports and resources, with a focus on accessing the NDIS.
Report

A narrative review of self-directed disability budget management

The information included in this review aims to inform the development of an effective Self-Management Policy for the NDIA, as well as any considerations that may be relevant to the development of guidance, tools or processes once the policy has been developed.
Fact sheet

Younger people in residential aged care: progress towards government targets

This fact sheet details information about younger Australians currently living in residential aged care facilities.
Discussion paper

Budgetary impact of timely specialist disability accommodation payment approvals

This analysis shows that additional Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) approvals, delivering substantial quality of life improvements, may well not impose substantial additional budgetary costs, as savings significantly offset SDA costs.
Report

Contracting care: the rise and risks of digital contractor work in the NDIS

The rise of contractor work, coordinated through digital platforms, has become one of the defining trends in the world of work over the past decade. This report examines some of the potential consequences of these emerging trends in employment arrangements in the disability care labour...
Report

The Tier 2 tipping point: access to support for working-age Australians with disability without individual NDIS funding

This report presents findings from research conducted by the Melbourne Disability Institute, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St. Laurence and Baptcare, in 2021. The research aims to build understanding of how working-age Australians with disability, without individual funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme...
Report

'There’s not just a gap, there’s a chasm': the boundaries between Australian disability services and prisons

This report explores the results of a study into the intersection between disability and corrective services in Australia from the viewpoint of stakeholders who work with criminal justice-involved people with disability.
Report

Evaluating the discharge planning process

Improving the pathway from hospital to the community is the key to reducing the number of younger Australians stuck in hospital and/or discharged to residential aged care (RAC). This report presents preliminary findings from three studies initiated to explore and identify barriers, challenges and facilitators...
Report

Housing delayed and denied: NDIA decision-making on Specialist Disability Accommodation funding

In order to understand and engage with the SDA decision-making and appeals process, the Housing Hub and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre commenced a collaborative project in mid-2021, providing legal help to participants seeking reviews of NDIA decisions about SDA funding at the Administrative Appeals...
Report

Interventions to improve social, community and civic participation of adults on the autism spectrum or living with intellectual or psychosocial disability

This report is an umbrella evidence review to identify which interventions and supports improve social and community participation for adults on the autism spectrum or who have intellectual disability or psychosocial disability.
Position paper

People with Disability Australia: 2022 federal election platform

The PWDA election platform asks the next federal government to deliver people with disability better protection from COVID, better jobs and financial security, better housing and better support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Report

‘Getting out into the world’: pathways to community participation and connectedness for NDIS participants with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum and/or with psychosocial disability

This report presents research findings from the Community Participation Research Project in the context of understanding the barriers and enablers to community participation within the broader disability ecosystem.
Report

Current scheme implementation and forecasting for the NDIS

This inquiry report recommends that the National Disability Insurance Agency, with the scheme's actuary and Board, review methods and approaches to managing the financial sustainability of the NDIS, to ensure appropriate emphasis is placed on measuring the benefits of the scheme and promoting these benefits...
Report

CHPs and disability housing: an exploration of SDA

This survey report explores the participation of community housing providers (CHPs) in the disability housing market, to understand the challenges, barriers and opportunities for CHPs who are providing housing to NDIS participants that are funded for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).