NSW: urgent need for advocacy

A spectacularly unhelpful response from NSW Government.


Subject: Letter from Melanie Gibbons MP
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 23:59:05 +0000
From: FACS Correspondence <FACS.Correspondence@facs.nsw.gov.au>
To: 'convenor@a4.org.au' <convenor@a4.org.au>

Good Morning,

Please find attached Parliamentary Secretary's Response for your letter dated 17 April 2019

Kind Regards
Department of Communities and Justice
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Title Mr
First Name Bob
Last Name Buckley
Phone 041x xxx xxx
Email convenor@a4.org.au
Street Address  
Suburb  
State nsw
Postcode 2170
Subject disability advocacy
Type of Enquiry invite
Message *** URGENT ***

Dear Minister
I am a volunteer trying to help a family with two autistic children. Like many others, they are unable to get the NDIS to provide a Plan that meets their children's support needs.
They tried getting advocacy support from Synapse, who are meant to help, but the "help" the family received resulted in indefinite delays in the plan review process. Young autistic children need immediate access to evidence-based early intervention. The NDIS refuses to fund evidence-based early intervention for ASD for these children.
They are trying to get the AAT to review their NDIS plans but they need advocacy support. A meeting (teleconference) with the AAT is scheduled for tomorrow (18/4/2019) ... but the family will need ongoing advocacy support. Can you indicate who will help them through this process?

I would like a response No
I would like to receive regular updates from the NSW Government No
 
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