Journal article

Tides of change: the NDIS and its journey to transform disability support

Bruce Bonyhady

New Paradigm | Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria | Published : 2014

Abstract

The NDIS will not discriminate based on cause or type of disability or where or how a disability occurred; need will determine support. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is being built on a combined total of more than 500 years of experience of the many no-fault accident compensation schemes in Australia. However, extending these schemes to a much wider array of disabilities and taking a functional rather than a diagnostic approach to eligibility and assessment means the NDIS is being refined, redesigned and built as it is being expanded. One of the key challenges is to ensure the NDIS is person-centred, able to respond to the diverse needs of participants, including..

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