When we heard that Independent Assessments (IAs) will soon be part of the NDIS eligibility and planning process, most of us, to varying degrees, freaked out. And (spoiler alert!) we probably were not wrong to do so.
Few people would disagree with the NDIA’s argument that there are serious structural issues in the Scheme. But are IAs a solution fit for purpose? Or will they just create a whole heap of new problems?
In the controversy surrounding IAs, many people are wondering what motivation is behind this decision. In this article, we follow that line of enquiry, taking a closer look at systemic issues IAs may be seeking to address and explore the likelihood of success.
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- Sara Gingold
- Disability Service Consulting (DSC)
- Date published:
- Tue 27th Oct, 2020