Get Your Assessment Done Right the First Time

Don’t we just love the word “Assessment”……┬áNOT!

Anyway, we need to get over it, as assessments are an integral ingredient when it comes to building or reviewing your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan.

One thing for sure is, it can’t be expected that all Allied Health professionals are on the same page when it comes to providing a report that ticks all the boxes for the NDIS.

VALID have developed a 10-step guide to assist Allied Health professionals that is a must-read before they start.

Click here to download a free version of this fantastic resource from VALID.

The picture below is another handy resource that provides a colourful snapshot of the NDIS Act Section 34 that defines “Reasonable & Necessary Supports”.

Be Smart When You Recruit

As the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) grows, it’s great that people with disabilities continue to be involved in the recruitment process such as I have since day 1.

This is a happy snap of some of the people I worked with last week as the NDIA recruits more planners.

The video link under the picture is not related to the NDIA, but it does confirm the importance of people with disabilities being involved in all aspects of employment.

Institutional Living & Needing Carers

Set aside 20 minutes to watch this.

It’s an interesting insight from Dick Weinman from Oregon, USA, who shares his journey about moving into an ALF (Assisted Living Facility) which we call “a nursing home”.

Upon my reflection, I’m not seeing or hearing things in Australia that contradict the views of this wise man.