NDIS Queensland Announcement

  • Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:40 am

On 8 May Prime Minister Julie Gillard and Premier Campbell Newman signed off on the NDIS for QLD…and I was there to see it for myself!  The Cerebral Palsy League invited us to be there for this historic moment, a moment when people with a disability finally had some certainty about their care and support in the future.

Whilst it is still going to take a number of years to be fully implemented at least I know that I’ll be able to make my own choices;  I’ll be able to choose the type of support I need, who provides them (from a list of approved providers) and how funding is managed.

When I was born early intervention was being talked about, mum and dad knew it was critical and so got started on therapy that has helped me get to where I am today.  Thankfully the NDIS is going to include early intervention because they now know acting early can improve a person’s development, recovery and well-being whether they be a child born with a disability or someone who has acquired it later on.

While we may have to be a little patient until it all gets going there is light at the end of the tunnel.  As you can see from the photos the day was a very happy one.

Jenny Macklin (Minister for Disability Reform), Mum and I

Tracy Davis (QLD Minister), Angela Tillmans (Cerebral Palsy League CEO), Mum, Dad and I

 

 

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