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NDIS: Speech Pathologists top most wanted services 

Speech pathologists have taken out the top spot on the inaugural list of most searched for NDIS supports from CareNavigator.com.au. The online community is home to reviews and news about the best providers offering supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Speech Pathologists are in high demand for many participants on the NDIS.

After 3 years of trials, the NDIS began official rollout on July 1st last year. The first 6 months following the launch , under the Turnbull Government, have seen a number of teething issues emerge with the administration of the Scheme by the National Disability Insurance Agency or NDIA.

A failed IT deployment left participants and providers unpaid for months and management decisions to abandon goals in violation of the Scheme’s legislation have made it a bumpy ride for many Australians. These challenges culminated with the removal of the NDIA chairman and half the existing board members, replaced from January 1 this year and the decision by one State to retake control and administer its own rollout.

As the rollout continues and the Scheme moves forward under the new board, more Australian’s will gain access to the NDIS in the coming months and years.

The NDIS was introduced by the Gillard Government as a way of helping some of Australia’s most disadvantaged. At it’s core the NDIS is built around principles of individual choice and control. By giving people decision making power over their supports, it allows each person to build a network of supports that a right for them.

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