Which country expects a child to wait more than 2 years for a wheelchair?
Answer: Australia – And we still call ourselves the ‘lucky country’. Yes lucky if you are not touched by disbaility. Otherwise you are regulated by government, the health services industry and health insurance as second class citizens.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme will change all of this and provide people with a disability with the equipment, therapy and support they need. It will revolutionise the way people with a disability, their families and carers are supported in Australia. The NDIS will be a modern, person-centred support system, helping hundreds of thousands of Australians with disability and their families to have the opportunity to participate actively in their communities by providing targeted supports aligned to need.
The NDIS was devised and recommended by the Productivity Commission in July 2011, following an intensive 18-month investigation of the unmet needs of people with disability and their families and carers across Australia, and analysis of high-functioning disability support systems overseas.
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