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The Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, today released the latest COAG NDIS Quarterly Report (1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019).

The report reveals that some progress is being made in getting young people with disabilities out of Aged Care and that the average wait time for children aged 0-6 years to meet NDIS access has reduced from 43 days in June 2019 to an average of less than 3 days in December 2019.

Focusing on employment, the Report reveals that Work-related goals are most common amongst participants with intellectual disability, psychosocial disability, and vision impaired participants.

  • Intellectual disabilities (30%)
  • Psychosocial disabilities (29%)
  • Vision impairments (25%)
  • Down syndrome (24%)
  • Acquired Brain Injury (21%)

Whereas participants with Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay, neurological and Other Sensory/Speech disabilities less frequently identified Work as a goal.

Participation in work

The rate of participation in work for participants in the Scheme continues to be stable.  However, for those who have been in the Scheme for at least three years, there has been some marginal increases in employment.

For participants who entered the Scheme between 1 July 2016 and 31 December 2016 and have been in the Scheme for three years, there was an:

  • Eleven percentage increase from 13% to 24% for participants aged 15-24 years.
  • Two percentage decrease from 23% to 21% for participants aged 25+ years.
  • Two percentage increase from 20% to 22% for participants aged 15+ years.

For participants who entered the Scheme between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017 and have been in the Scheme for two years, there was a:

  • Seven percentage increase from 16% to 23% for participants aged 15-24 years.
  • One percentage decrease from 28% to 27% for participants aged 25+ years.
  • One percentage increase from 25% to 26% for participants aged 15+ years.

You can read the full report on the NDIS website.