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National disability insurance scheme: is it creating an ordinary life for adults with intellectual disability?


LLoyd, J and Moni, K and Cuskelly, M and Jobling, A, National disability insurance scheme: is it creating an ordinary life for adults with intellectual disability?, Disability and Society ISSN 0968-7599 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09687599.2021.1907548


A key goal of the NDIS, the federally funding individualised funding scheme for people with a disability in Australia, is to facilitate an ordinary life for them in their communities. This study examined family perceptions of the contribution NDIS made to create an ordinary life for their adult member with intellectual disability. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 families. The families found this to be a complex process in that while the move to the new funding system supported some elements of a life more aligned to that of similar aged peers, there were also a number of missed opportunities. The opportunities that were available to the adult with intellectual disability were affected by stakeholders’ differing views of disability. NDIS presents an opportunity to continue to build towards enabling people with a disability to make their own choices and, with support when needed, build a life similar to their peers.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:intellectual disability, parents, National Disability Insurance Scheme, NDIS, ordinary life, models of disbility
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Social work
Research Field:Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Ability and disability
UTAS Author:Cuskelly, M (Professor Monica Cuskelly)
ID Code:144677
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-06-04
Last Modified:2021-12-08

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