Submission on Draft National Standards for Disability Services

Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4) provided a submission on the Draft National Standards for Disability Services. It says ...

The current National Standards for Disability Services (NSDS) came into effect in 1993. These Standards govern existing disability services nationally. Experience from the existing NSDS teaches crucial lessons.

The annual reports of government departments responsible for existing services and of government-funded service providers proclaim proudly their success, efficiency and compliance with these Standards.

Independent reports based on experiences of people with a disability (PwD), and sound data, contradict reports from disability administrators and service providers: describing dismal outcomes instead. ...

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The NSDS are ineffectual. They fail to deliver quality disability services.

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The NSDS are not part of the solution that PwD need; they must be part of the problem.

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