Lego’s wheelchair figure a ‘toy like me’
Lego has just improved the toy box options for the 150 million children with a disability worldwide by launching its first ever toy figure in a wheelchair.
What’s the Budget fuss?
This week a major national newspaper led with an “exclusive” story about the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It’s a curious story given there is nothing new in it. It’s no secret that the NDIS comes with costs, which have been carefully forecast and planned for. The real story remains that the cost of doing nothing is even higher.
Housing framework: have your say
The agency responsible for the delivery of the NDIS, the NDIA, is conducting a series of public consultations on pricing and payments for Specialist Disability Accommodation. You can attend a session, beginning next week.
Top five for five incredible years
Today, as we mark five incredible years since the launch of the Every Australian Counts campaign, we ask supporters to remind Australians why the NDIS is still so important for people with disability, and the nation.
2016: A big year for the NDIS
If 2015 was a big year for the NDIS and Every Australian Counts, 2016 is promising to be even bigger.
Calling all bloggers!
We heard some fantastic stories and insights from Every Australian Counts bloggers in 2015. In 2016 we’re looking to grow our blogging community even more.
Online support and hotline for Carers
A new one-stop shop is up and running for Australia’s 2.7 million carers.
2016 To Do List: Making the NDIS the best it can be
2015 has been a huge year for the NDIS. A new report looks at the year in review and what needs to be done in 2016.
A new world of accessible books
Australia has just become the twelfth country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty – and it’s big news for Australians with a vision impairment or print disability.
Latest NDIS progress report
The latest report on the progress of the NDIS roll out is full of good news: it shows that the number of people with individual plans is steadily rising, the cost of the scheme remains within budget and participants are generally happy with the experience.