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

By bobb | Mon, 11/12/2023 - 16:29

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 | Fri, 8/12/2023 - 16:12

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. 

Disability expert says ‘states don’t know what they’ve signed up for’ in expanding supports

By bobb | Fri, 8/12/2023 - 08:52

Stephen Lunn and Sarah Ison

The states face an enormous bill to deliver enough disability services outside the NDIS to ensure the nation’s children with autism receive the support they need, and may not realise what they’ve signed up for, Autism Awareness Australia director Nicole Rogerson says.

Gold Coast hospital left Autistic patient to ‘starve to death’

By bobb | Thu, 7/12/2023 - 10:12

Joshua Haigh

A heartbroken mother is desperate for answers after her austisic son was allowed to starve to death in hospital.

A mother is calling for an investigation into the failings at a major Queensland hospital after her autistic son died from starvation while under the care of its doctors.

Stewart Kelly, 45, died at Robina Hospital in August last year from starvation and dehydration during a 33-day admission.