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Have your say about the future of the NDIS as part of an online workshop for families

Family members have a critical role in the lives of people with an intellectual disability. The experience of families will be crucial to shaping the future of the NDIS.

Inclusion Australia is running a series of online workshops as part of the independent review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

These aim to give people with an intellectual disability, families, and other experts an opportunity to have a say in the Review.

Throughout July and August, we will be running online workshops on Zoom with family members.

We specifically seek your insights on the following topics:

☐ ‘Reasonable and necessary’ supports and group services – The NDIS can fund supports considered to be ‘reasonable and necessary’. Sometimes this leads to inconsistent decisions, with people with an intellectual disability asked to use their funding for group services, rather than 1:1 supports.

☐ Home and living – Home and living supports help people to live in their own home or in supported accommodation. Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a support for people who need lots of help at home. Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) are homes especially for people who have very high support needs.

☐ Complex support needs and restrictive practices – People who have complex support needs often need a lot of support to do everyday things. They are also more likely to experience restrictive practices when receiving supports.

☐ Access and planning – This is about applying for the NDIS and the process of NDIS planning meetings.

☐ Supported decision making – This is about people making their own decisions with the right support.

Each workshop will last two hours. Evening options will also be available.

Workshop participants will receive a payment of $140 for taking part.

All information will be deidentified to ensure your identity remains anonymous.

How to register

If you would like to join one of these workshops, please email Emma Bloom, Engagement Officer via [email protected] by Wednesday June 28.

Extra Reading!

Our first submission to the NDIS Review can be found here (more to come soon!)