ndis 120,000 Australians on NDIS AEIOU Brighton is now open! The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now being delivered to 120,000 Australians as the life-changing reform continues to roll out across the country. T he National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)’s most recent NDIS Quarterly Report for the period ending September 2017, showed the number of people receiving support at 30 September 2017 had reached 119,501. NDIA Chief Executive Officer Robert De Luca (pictured above) said the report demonstrated the NDIS is making good progress. “The NDIS is now delivering support to 120,000 Australians and is making steady progress in delivering this significant national reform,” Mr De Luca said. New survey data included in the report also shows the NDIS is supporting participants to achieve their goals and increase their participation in the community. The Outcomes Framework collects information on participants and their families and carers when participants enter the Scheme and when their plans are reviewed. Of the participants aged 25 years and older who entered the Scheme in the first quarter of 2016-17 and had their plan reviewed in the first quarter of 2017-18: • 75 per cent indicated that the NDIS had helped them with activities of daily living • 71 per cent indicated that the NDIS had helped them with choice and control • 63 per cent indicated that the NDIS had helped them with social, community and civic participation. “These results demonstrate the NDIS is supporting Australians with disability to participate in the community, increase their independence and exercise greater choice and control,” Mr De Luca said. www.ndis.gov.au Enrolments are now open for the new AEIOU centre for children with autism, located in Brighton. Visit aeiou.org.au/ adelaidecentre for more information, or phone 1300 273 435 With purpose-built facilities, and a program that meets the Guidelines for Good Practice (2012), AEIOU creates a lifetime of opportunities for children with autism. Our program includes a minimum 20 hours therapy per week, fundable through the NDIS. As a family-focused service, we provide training and support to parents and carers to achieve goals in the home and community setting.