This is our submission about supported decision making (SDM) in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is in response to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) ‘Supporting you to make your own decisions’ consultation paper.
The NDIA has recognised the importance of supported decision making for the 60% of adult NDIS participants with a disability that affects the way they think, including people with intellectual disability.
We are pleased to see many of the important issues have been heard and are included in the ‘Supporting you to make your own decisions’ consultation paper (SDM Paper) but concerned that the Support for Decision Making policy does not address all these issues.
Our submission includes feedback on the SDM Paper, recommendations for the NDIS Support for Decision Making policy and case studies to help the NDIA better understand the lived experiences of decision makers and their supporters.
Read or download the full submission.