NDIS support inadequate for autistic participants (cont.)

By convenor | Tue, 12/3/2019 - 06:47

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP
The Hon Sarah Henderson MP
Minister for Families and Social Services
Parliament House

Cc:      Hollie Hughes

Dear the Hon P. Fletcher MP and the Hon S. Henderson MP

Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia, known as A4, is disappointed that your apparent response to our letter (10/2/2019) to you about inadequate NDIS funding for autistic participants was to stop reporting funding levels for disability types.

letter: NDIS support is inadequate for autistic participants

By convenor | Sun, 10/2/2019 - 23:27

Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4) wrote to Minister Fletcher and NDIS officials saying A4 is concerned that NDIS support for autistic participants is often inadequate.

Table E.10 in the NDIS Y6Q1 Quarterly Report shows again that close to 29% of NDIS participants are autistic. Figure E-5 from the report and a similar figure from The Australian (see both figures below) indicate to us that for autistic participants:

the NDIS’s target, the “expected average annualised committed support”, is about $37K;