Canberra: Families struggle to get ADHD or autism diagnosis

By bobb |

 Lanie Tindale

There is never a dull moment in the Sugars-Daniel's "neurodivergent house", mum Rhi Sugars laughs.

But the struggle many Canberrans have in getting themselves or their child an autism or attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) diagnosis is no laughing matter, she says.

The mother-of-two lives in Lake Bathurst and works in Queanbeyan.

NDIS Commissioner Tracy Mackey said she might have to resign over mistakenly misleading Four Corners, court documents allege

By bobb |

Anne Connolly

The head of the government watchdog for the NDIS, Tracy Mackey, swore and said she might have to resign after she discovered she had mistakenly told the ABC the regulator had shut down a program where children with disabilities were abused, court documents allege.

NDIS data show the rapid decline in Australian autism diagnoses

By convenor |

The proportion of young children (age 0 to 6 years) diagnosed with autism in the NDIS has declined significantly since the full roll-out of the NDIS. The following chart shows the proportion of children in the NDIS with different types of "primary disability" according to data published by the NDIS on their website.