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People with a disability need trusted information. Every day.  
Last year alone IDEAS handled more than 700,000 enquiries and since our inception we've impacted more than 7 million lives. 

While the NDIS rolls out people need independent help to understand how their funded supports work, what their rights are, and to avoid confusion and stress. Plus, people still have information needs about everyday issues – work, health, transport and school, as well as very serious concerns including abuse and discrimination.  

This Government committed to a national disability information gateway in their election platform. This would be a positive step to ensuring people with disability have access to an independent and trusted source of information to allow them to make informed decisions in their daily living. 

Enjoy this edition of the e-News. 

Diana Palmer
IDEAS Executive Officer

Allied Health Service Gaps

In the last e-news edition I discussed the idea of Allied Health Assistants being a possible part solution to Allied Health service gaps, and funding limitations for NDIS participants.

Since then I have had a number of enlightening conversations around this subject.

What I found, was that fourth year university students undertaking Allied Heath degrees could be a very rich and eager source of candidate to fill these roles.

Allied Health Students need to complete allotted hours of clinical placement across the course of their degree. By the fourth year, students...

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Edwins Story - The need for information

This is Edwins Story about how important information is to him...
Photo of a mother and son with a quote that reads "My LAC recommended I change services but I didn't know who to go so she recommended IDEAS. The lady was so helpful, I think I was on the phone for over an hour until we found someone who was right for my son."
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