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					Putting People with Disability at the Core of
            the Support System
The Case for a Disability Inclusion Allowance

                        Presentation to the
         National Disability Summit
           April 29 & 30, 2010

 Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
                                UNCRPD


   Came into effect 2007
   Ratified by Australian Government July 2008
   Australia made 3 reservations
   Optional protocol signed 2009
   A paradigm shift
   All jurisdictions required to implement


    Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
                         Some Statistics
   20% of the population have a disability
   Between 1981& 2003 increase 1.9 to 3.9 million
    By 2010 1.5 million will have a profound disability
    500,000 people have vision impairment
   1 million people from CALD backgrounds
   4,000 people who are deafblind
   500,000 Australians have an ABI.
   One in six Australians have hearing loss

    Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
                        More Numbers

   16,690 living with HIV infection
   3 million people with a physical disability or long
    term health condition
   At least 37% of indigenous people have a disability
    or long term health problem
   In 2004 it was estimated that 11% of the population
    had some form of psycho social disability (mental
    illness)
    Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
                  Diversity in Disability
   Acquired brain injury
   Autism
   Blindness
   Chronic illnesses
   Deafness
   Hearing Impairment
   Intellectual disability
   Physical disability
   Psychosocial disability (mental health)
   Vision Impairment
     Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
                    UNCRPD Preamble

   The importance for persons with
    disabilities of their individual autonomy
    and independence, including the
    freedom to make their own choices


   Those persons with disabilities should
    have the opportunity to be actively
    involved in decision-making processes
    about policies and programs, including
    those directly concerning them.



     Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
       Disability Inclusion Allowance

   DIA is regular payment made to all people with
    disability who require ongoing support
   Based on individual needs




    Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
                                Eligibility

   The DIA is for any person with a disability who has support
    needs




     Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
                             Entitlement

   If you need it you get it
   No waiting lists




    Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
                 Assessment & Review

   One assessment
   Self assessment based on goals and strengths
   Regular reviews
   Ad hoc reviews when needed




    Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
                       DIA Components
   Needs based
   Individualised
   Whole of life
   Portable
   For recurrent not lump sums
   Not means tested
   Concession card
   Covers episodic disabilities and emergencies



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                    Implemementation

   Transistional issues
   Workforce issues
   Market driven approach




    Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
              Other elements needed

   Research
   Advocacy
   Innovative services
   A welcoming community




    Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
                                   AFDO
                               www.afdo.org.au
Members
   Blind Citizens Australia
   Brain Injury Australia
   Deaf Australia
   Deafness Forum
   National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS
   National Council on Intellectual Disability
   National Ethnic Disability Alliance
   Physical Disability Australia
   Women with Disabilities Australia
   Australia for All
   Disability Resources Centre
   People with Disabilities Western Australia


     Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

				
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