Journal article

Australia’s NDIS Program: A Vision for Individual Choice and Control in Supports

Carmel Laragy

Impact | Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota | Published : 2019

Abstract

“When Grace finished school a few years ago, all she wanted to do was move out of home, crank up the music and live her own life. Pretty much the same as many other young adults keen to begin leading an independent lifestyle – except that in Grace’s case she has mild cerebral palsy, a mild intellectual disability and epilepsy. Grace’s parents, Wendy and Neville, backed their daughter’s ambition but the supported accommodation options in the far western New South Wales town of Broken Hill were limited for a young woman of Grace’s age….Enter the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Local Area Coordinator Michael, who works for NDIS partner Social Futures in Broken Hill. During Grace..

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