NDIS participant rates set to rise significantly

NDIS participant numbers for the over 65s could reach 100,000 within a decade. In a recently released paper from the Australian National University School of Social Sciences this could have implications for budget allocations between the NDIS and the aged card system. The figures are based on results showing the NDIS-eligible, ageing population is projected to […]

NDIS funding issues gather momentum

Getting access to NDIS funding has become complicated and drawn out.  Speaking to visitors and suppliers at the recent ATSA Expos, F2L was told, not surprisingly, that there seems to be a funding backlog across the assistive technology sector that stretches from wheelchairs through to vehicle modifications. While most who spoke to F2L acknowledged that […]

ATSA Expo’s an “outstanding success”

“What was achieved at this year’s ATSA expo’s was a credit to the industry.” This was the comment made to F2L by ATSA executive officer, David Sinclair.  ATSA, with the support from the industry, had 225 exhibition stands across the Sydney and Brisbane events. “The expos were an opportunity for consumers and healthcare professionals to engage with […]

ATSA survey alert for members, non-members

Survey alert for members or potential members of Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia.  The industry group that represents Australian AT suppliers is undergoing a review of its services as part of a five-year strategic plan and wants your input.  The survey is intended to gain an understanding on the industry’s knowledge of the services ATSA provides and […]

Sydney seminars from Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy is running seminars in Sydney on Restrictive Practices and Medical Safeguarding.  The Restrictive Practices seminar will be relevant to those involved within Human Services wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the implications these practices can have on people with disability. Topics for discussion include the different types of restrictive practices and the common risks […]

Highlights from ATSA Expo

The crowds came in their thousands to the ATSA Expo in Sydney. With 2507 visitors and over 6000 session registrations the event was hailed a “great success” by exhibitors and visitors alike. There were new products and services across the entire sector and wheelchairs in abundance.