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5/06/2020
Policy News

NDS submission: Review of Skills for Victoria's Growing Economy

NDS calls for greater coordination of workforce training initiatives, improved training quality and more support for people with disabilities to gain employment.
News update
28/04/2020
News update

Implementing the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2) in disability residential settings – Your questions answered

The top 5 questions from the NDS Helpdesk regarding the implementation of the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2)
News update
20/04/2020
News update

Disability Act gazettal continues for Victorian residential services


Unless requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act 1996 can be upheld, re-gazetted Victorian group homes will continue to operate under the Disability Act 2006.

Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into the Provision of Services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach

adult and child

19/10/2017

I need to know this because:
  • Investment early to build the capacity of children can have lifetime benefits for the individual and long-term cost savings for the NDIS.
  • NDS notes the Productivity Commission’s concerns that a significant number of children have been deemed eligible for the NDIS

Effective early intervention enables children to maximise their future opportunities and independence and contributes to the long-term sustainability of the Scheme. 

It has been widely reported that a higher than expected number of young children entered the scheme during the NDIS trial, raising concerns about cost pressures. The introduction of the ECEI Approach is designed to help determine which young children with disability or developmental delay would benefit from short-term less-intensive intervention (along with advice to their families and mainstream providers such as early childhood services and kindergartens) and which children should become NDIS participants.

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