Low and mid-cost assistive technology (AT) is a secret weapon for conserving money and boosting people’s independence in an NDIS context when plan cuts are widespread. When done properly, it’s a win-win situation. Clever use of AT can eliminate the need for (tens of) thousands of dollars worth of paid assistance, so we’re not just talking about a tiny shift here.
The NDIS underutilises the potential of low- and mid-cost AT, which is detrimental to everyone.
In actuality, commonplace items can have a significant impact on a person’s life. However, many providers, support coordinators, and people with disability frequently think of AT as sophisticated pieces of equipment requiring lengthy allied health reports.
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How Low-Cost Assistive Technology cuts plan costs by Brent Woolgar