I have been in an electric wheelchair for four years now, and a manual wheelchair for four years before that. Prior to that I was a fairly active and physical person. I wouldn’t call myself an outdoors type, but I did like to get out and do things, and I felt that these activities in…

Got a letter in today’s mail. On the back it gave the sender as AllCareAbility. Opened it. Covering page thanked me for choosing them to provide NDIS funded supports. Then followed a document with lots of headings about Responsibilities, Pricing, Billing, Cancellations, Termination, Privacy (of course), Complaints and more. They politely asked, “Please return the…

With the roll-out of the NDIS, Participants and their families have started to shop around for services. Gone are the days where Participants will attend a service full-time. This has been replaced by Participants wishing to access a number of services for shorter periods over the week and weekend. Through information sessions, expos and discussions…

Following up from my last article, The Most Dangerous Word, I took time to reflect on what it means for Providers to move away from should and savour the is. I’ve sunk a lot of thought into this for two reasons: because I have spent more than three years living in the NDIS day-to-day, grappling…

Throughout our lives, we will all experience some form of loss and grief. Hopefully, we are provided with the support, love and understanding to help us during this difficult time. However, we don’t always adequately recognise the grief felt by different groups. This includes the grief felt by Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Communities, parents…

I first came into contact with the NDIS in the trial sites in Hunter (NSW) and Barwon (Vic), back in 2013. At that stage we all knew it was coming, and that it’d probably be a big change, but the scale and scope wasn’t really understood. I remember meeting with the Director in Barwon, and…

Supporting people to fully take part in society The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds the types of things that people with disabilities need in order to carry out everyday activities, and in order to exercise their right to pursue goals such as education, work or travel. It can also support spontaneity – anyone, for example,…

I need to pay that overdue phone bill. I need to eat better and exercise. I need to finish folding that ever growing pile of washing… did I mention previously that I have six kids? However, I want to go to the pub with my mates on Friday night and watch the footy, and I…

On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May, the PossABLE Expo, hosted by IDEAS (Information on Disability Education and Awareness Services), took place in Albury to prepare the Ovens, Murray, Murrumbidgee and Riverina regions for the roll-out of the NDIS. What is PossABLE? The PossABLE Expos began in 2013. They were introduced to give people with disabilities, their…

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