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

journal contribution
posted on 2023-05-20, 23:41 authored by LLoyd, J, Moni, K, Monica CuskellyMonica Cuskelly, Jobling, A
A key goal of the NDIS, the federally funding individualised funding scheme for people with a disability in Australia, is to facilitate an ordinary life for them in their communities. This study examined family perceptions of the contribution NDIS made to create an ordinary life for their adult member with intellectual disability. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 families. The families found this to be a complex process in that while the move to the new funding system supported some elements of a life more aligned to that of similar aged peers, there were also a number of missed opportunities. The opportunities that were available to the adult with intellectual disability were affected by stakeholders’ differing views of disability. NDIS presents an opportunity to continue to build towards enabling people with a disability to make their own choices and, with support when needed, build a life similar to their peers.


Publication title

Disability and Society




Faculty of Education


Carfax Publishing

Place of publication

Rankine Rd, Basingstoke, England, Hants, Rg24 8Pr

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  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Ability and disability; Carers' support