A unique two-day event designed to put people with disability at the centre of conversations about the future of the NDIS in Western Australia has launched in Perth today.
The NDIS in WA Conversation, held on Friday, June 9 and Saturday June 10 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, was attended by more than 300 people with disability, their families and carers from across the State.
The event was focused on learning from personal experiences and building on those ideas in order to keep people with disability at the centre of the NDIS rollout.
The event was organised by the Disability Coalition, a collection of advocacy organisations, consumer representative groups and peak bodies in the disability and mental health sector, and hosted by the Disability Services Commission.
The forum presents an opportunity for people with disability, their families and carers to contribute ideas and give feedback about how the NDIS should be delivered in WA.
Comments attributed to Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:
"This scheme belongs to people with disability, their families and carers in WA and it's important we get it right and make sure it works as intended.
"For those people who couldn't attend the event, there will be further opportunities to be involved and to engage with the Disability Services Commission about the NDIS.
"This has been a tremendous opportunity for us to hear what is important to people with disability as we roll out the scheme in this State.
"The NDIS is a once-in-a-generation reform and we must get it right for the thousands of people with disability who will become eligible."