People with intellectual disability need quality mental health services not to be ignored

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The Commonwealth Government has just release the National Mental Health Plan for comment, and people with intellectual disability are not even mentioned in the 77 page draft.  This omission defies belief in view of the terrible mental health disparities experienced by people with intellectual disability and the highlighting of the need for action on these …

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Commonwealth takes NDIS back to the ‘bad old days’ …

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Minister Porter’s unilateral action in appointing new Board members to the NDIS has cast a shadow over the successful implementation of the NDIS. “Inclusion Australia’s strong support for the NDIS was largely based on the belief that the new scheme would end decades of ‘bickering’ between the States and Commonwealth over meeting the daily support …

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IA response to denial of DSP to people in psychiatric ‘confinement’

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Inclusion Australia’s Submission to Senate Economics Committee – September 2016 Introduction This submission makes three claims: That the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the Disability Discrimination Act both require the Commonwealth Government to treat people with intellectual disability equally. So, if a person charged with a serious offence is …

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When you get the right employment support good things happen!

21 DES services for people with intellectual disability show the way forward People with significant intellectual disability can work in the open labour market when they get the right support. The DES Outcome Rates by Disability Type report shows that some DES providers are achieving high rates of open employment outcomes for people with intellectual …

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Mobility Allowance ending causes concern …

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Inclusion Australia has written to Minister Porter after we have received increasing concerns from family members of people with intellectual disability about the 2016 Federal Budget changes to the Mobility Allowance. With the administration of this payment moving from the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (National Disability Insurance Authority), families are …

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A national inclusive employment plan for people with intellectual disability

MEDIA STATEMENT Inclusion Australia welcomes the Willing To Work National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability report from Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan. We agree that we must do something to address the poor rates of employment participation of people with intellectual disability in Australia. We call on …

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