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

LLoyd, J, Moni, K, Cuskelly, M ORCID: 0000-0001-9986-9985 and Jobling, A 2021 , 'National disability insurance scheme: is it creating an ordinary life for adults with intellectual disability?' , Disability and Society , doi: 10.1080/09687599.2021.1907548.

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A key goal of the NDIS, the federally funding individualisedfunding scheme for people with a disability in Australia, isto facilitate an ordinary life for them in their communities.This study examined family perceptions of the contributionNDIS made to create an ordinary life for their adult memberwith intellectual disability. Semi-structured interviews wereconducted with 20 families. The families found this to be acomplex process in that while the move to the new fundingsystem supported some elements of a life more aligned tothat of similar aged peers, there were also a number ofmissed opportunities. The opportunities that were availableto the adult with intellectual disability were affected bystakeholders’ differing views of disability. NDIS presents anopportunity to continue to build towards enabling peoplewith a disability to make their own choices and, with support when needed, build a life similar to their peers.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:LLoyd, J and Moni, K and Cuskelly, M and Jobling, A
Keywords: intellectual disability, parents, National Disability Insurance Scheme, NDIS, ordinary life, models of disbility
Journal or Publication Title: Disability and Society
Publisher: Carfax Publishing
ISSN: 0968-7599
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/09687599.2021.1907548
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