The Basics of Assistive Technology (AT) for Participants

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The World Health Organisation’s definition for assistive technology is, “any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed”. The NDIS adopts the same definition but clearly stipulates that it does not include the flowing: Publicly accessible built environment features such as: lifts, pathways and ramps Elements for treatment or rehabilitation Technology… Read More »The Basics of Assistive Technology (AT) for Participants

Providers supporting independent living

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At the core of the NDIS goals and objectives is the purpose to provide people with disabilities with the support that they require in order for them to live as independently as they possibly can. It is through collaboration with registered service providers that they are able to achieve this, and one way they do this is through Supported Independent Living (SIL). Simply put, SIL is the regular supervision or… Read More »Providers supporting independent living

Market Diversity is very important to the NDIA, Providers and Participants

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The NDIA acts as a market steward for Australias disability marketplace. This means that the agency is tasked with exercising oversight as well as overseeing the development of the NDIS marketplace. Not only will it provide certainty for existing providers but also new entrants who wish to join and serve participants. The agency intends to divide the marketplace into submarkets based on the type of support and services provided to… Read More »Market Diversity is very important to the NDIA, Providers and Participants

As A Provider, You Should Always Measure Outcomes and Report

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As an NDIS provider, it is important to keep track of not only the state of the services you provide, but also the progress of the NDIS participants receiving supports from you. This involves the thorough measuring of outcomes of the various participants benefiting from your service provision, in line with their plans and objectives. It is expected that from time to time, the NDIA may request you as a… Read More »As A Provider, You Should Always Measure Outcomes and Report