The NDIS and People with Intellectual Disability who Live on Society’s Fringe
CID calls upon the government authorities designing and implementing the NDIS to ensure equitable access to the NDIS by people with intellectual disability who live on society’s fringe. This requires that the NDIS includes:
- An active process of engagement with individuals on the fringe so as to gain their trust and understanding of the benefit of support services.
- Individual assessment and planning systems that accommodate the complex and dynamic needs of people on the fringe.
- Flexibility in the kinds of supports that can be funded to accommodate the disparate supports needed by people on the fringe.
- A robust workforce development strategy.
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