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Submission SUB-B1Z1-001880 (Anonymous)

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10 areas for improvement
How can we empower you through the planning process?

Work with schools to streamline the process for families. Schools can support through applications and intervention.

What is the best way to provide supports for those not in the NDIS?

If NDIS was linked with schools, for example funding and placing allied health professionals. More students could be supported in a more efficient way.

What is the best way to support children with disability… and those with emerging developmental concerns?

Work with the education sector. Both kindergartens and primary schools.

How can the market be better designed, structured and supported?

Again, set up with schools and students can be helped during the school day. This means less travel time for allied health professionals and less running around for families. Schools are well placed to help.

How would you build better outcomes or goals into your plan?

Victorian department of education is rolling out the disability inclusion model. I think NDIS could support this and vice versa.

What does good service from someone helping you navigate the NDIS look like?

For our young people enlisting the help of schools to help families navigate this space.

How should the safeguarding system be improved for a better NDIS?

Independent assessors randomly checking in with participants and hearing about their experiences. Random checks of providers.

Is there anything else that you would like to tell the NDIS Review?

At the school level the NDIS has poached all the allied health professionals we used to employ to support our students. The money they cam make through NDIS means government schools cannot compete on price. In the past our speech therapist could work with our interpreter to help families. Now they are on wait lists and passed from one provider to another. It would be great to resource schools so we can help support our communities, especially our most vulnerable.