Category Archives: NDIS

NDIS Central: Useful NDIS-Published Reference Materials for Planning and Roll-out

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced rolling out nationally on 30th June 2016 and is expected to revolutionise disability support in Australia, transforming the lives of 460,000 Australians with disability, their families and carers over the next three years. We have created this blog page to be a central point of capturing and sharing…
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NDIS Planning: Autism Spectrum Features in Smith-Magenis Syndrome

The NDIS has published the current demographic information of approved NDIS participants in Australia, and the breakdown by disability area (http://www.ndis.gov.au/part3-participant-1). Participants with Autism and related disorders represent the highest proportion of approved plans overall, at just over 30% nationally. With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) being highly funded by the NDIS, the relevance of ASD…
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NDIS Planning: Violence in children with an intellectual disability

As the NDIS rolls out more nationally over the next couple of years, it is helpful for families to leverage resources and documentation that can help them in the planning process. In particular, articles that address some of the specific challenges that are characteristic of Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS), can be invaluable when applying for specific…
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