Category: NDIS

Disability sector organisations raise the alarm on ndis market failure

12 July 2024

An alliance of peak bodies and organisations across Australia representing all parts of the disability services sector is calling on the NDIA and government to take urgent and immediate action to ensure services for people with disability can continue as evidence mounts of a catastrophic market failure in the NDIS.

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MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD

26 May 2024

Team Leaders in Day Support have been trying out new, adaptable ways of increasing participant engagement in our recreational and educational programs. People living with disabilities have varying communication and information-processing needs, so our Disability Support Workers and Disability Educators implement flexible learning strategies to reach the many different participants at OC Connections. Disability Educators […]

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Taryn’s Big Move into SDA

21 May 2024

In April, a regular participant of our Short Term Accommodation made the huge move into her very own home. Taryn, or Taz as her family and friends call her, spent several years utilising our short term accommodation space, learning how to live independently and developing household skills such as cooking and cleaning. With the encouragement […]

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ADRIAN’S SUPPORTED HOLIDAY WITH CLUBMATES

3 April 2024

Adrian, a Supported Employee at OC Connections Enterprises, has recently achieved his long-term goal! With the encouragement of his sister, Support Coordinator, and carers in his Specialist Disability Accommodation, Adrian booked an amazing trip to Illawarra. The holiday program, facilitated by Clubmates, included an incredible opportunity to ride in a helicopter and visit the largest […]

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Neurodiversity, Gender, and the Future of Autistic Healthcare

20 January 2024

An estimated 80% of autistic women are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Women and girls seeking autism diagnoses are speaking up and advocating for appropriate support. They’re re-writing what autism means to build a more inclusive, diverse community. Our understanding of autism and how it differs from person to person is growing, and the healthcare system needs […]

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HOW TO GET HOLISTIC CARE WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES

HOW TO GET HOLISTIC CARE WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES

23 April 2023

Navigating the world of disability healthcare can be tricky, especially when you have more than one disorder. Neurodiverse people are facing a growing field of specialisation, which can impact the way people with disabilities receive care. We set out to understand this complex situation and how to work with the system to get the best […]

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HAVE YOUR SAY – NDIA’S 2022-2023 ANNUAL PRICING REVIEW

HAVE YOUR SAY – NDIA’S 2022-2023 ANNUAL PRICING REVIEW

30 March 2023

The 2022-2023 Annual Pricing Review (APR) Consultation Paper has been released. This paper is part of a broader goal of the NDIA to support markets to grow and meet supply demands, while promoting innovation and delivering consistent participant outcomes. Family members play a significant role in the NDIS, as advocates and negotiators for their loved […]

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Government Reviews impacting the Disability Sector

1 March 2023

A number of reviews are currently being conducted by the Government with the goal of improving the access, experience and outcomes for people with disabilities. SDA Price Review: The NDIS is conducting a SDA Pricing Review, which will “evaluate the impact of current SDA prices on supply and demand and set new SDA prices to […]

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the Creating your NDIS Plan booklet with an update stamp over the top

NDIS participant bookets updated

16 August 2022

The NDIA have advised that the NDIS participant booklets 1, 2 and 3 have been updated. These are available to support you throughout your NDIS journey. The updates include information on changes to the NDIS Act, clearer language and information about the ‘my NDIS’ app.  Download the updated booklets on the NDIS website, or pre-order printed […]

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