I got access to the NDIS!

Good news! I am finally able to transition into the NDIS! With a plan that is specifically tailored to my needs, I will finally be able to experience some choice and control in my life.

It has been a long and strenuous journey to reach this outcome, and I have only been honest in all accounts; and in the midst of still attempting to defy the one size fits all policy approach to individual disabilities that prevails in this shared support accommodation facility. Standardising in this field will create the improper pursuit of human rights and result in chaos, something I have experienced a lot of in my daily life here.

My NDIS plan covers a lot of areas that my ISP did not, such as assistive technology, transport, home modifications, and other core supports. I would like to especially thank Daniel Rose from DHHS, for highlighting my situation and needs to relevant parties and finding new avenues to help me, by drawing my attention to alternate living arrangements. This is a tremendous weight off my chest, as I will now be able to focus on the things that truly matter to me.

This was all done with the help of my brilliant and lovely academic support worker, Christina Irugalbandara.

Author: petergibilisco

Researcher, author and advocate. Bachelor of Business Accounting, PhD from Melbourne University. Dealing with issues involving disability.

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