NDIS: Foster care + respite

By wjmadden LNMT and National Disability Insurance Agency [2018] AATA 431 is of interest for its attention to the needs of an NDIS participant child with vision & cognitive impairments, who had been placed with a foster carer. In relation to respite care, the Tribunal said at [46]:
As the applicant’s mother explained in her evidence (which was not challenged on this point), the applicant cannot participate in the usual respite arrangements which apply to children in foster care. Because of her significant disabilities, difficult behaviours and complex needs, when her foster mother is not available to care for her, she …read more

Source:: Bill Madden

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