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.
One in five children in Australia have disability or developmental concerns, according to the Australian Early Development Census.
Federal and state governments may have to find $3.7 billion a year to support people with mild autism and less severe disabilities outside the NDIS, but Disability Minister Bill Shorten says he is confident his overhaul of the scheme will save taxpayers money.
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.
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.
The NDIS Review final report is available from https://www.ndisreview.gov.au/resources/reports/working-together-deliver-ndis
It's a 338 page report. There is an infographic that might be a good introduction or summary ... for those who find those accessible.
An Easy Read version is also available.
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.
Children with neurodevelopmental delays risk having the number of supports they access slashed by two-thirds if new restrictions are brought into the National Disability Insurance Scheme to address cost blowouts, a new paper has found.