Understanding the NDIS Plan

For many Australians living with a disability the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has become such a regular part of life that it can be difficult to remember how life was before. For our son Dan, who has autism and an intellectual impairment, the NDIS is the way in which he receives the supports that … Continue reading Understanding the NDIS Plan

NDIS: No Choice, No Control

The final months of the year are always a busy time. The school year comes to a close and we start preparations for Christmas and the Summer holidays. It is an even busier time for us as it coincides with the time of Dan’s NDIS plan review. For people with disabilities and their families the … Continue reading NDIS: No Choice, No Control

Breaking the Communication Barrier

Communication difficulties and autism go hand in hand. It might be misunderstanding facial and body cues, taking things too literally or just physically getting the words out. Dan’s communication difficulties were the first indication that something was different. It was a very frustrating time for all of us. There was a lot of pointing, leading … Continue reading Breaking the Communication Barrier