Building an Inclusive World: Role of Disability Support Services
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawkins is one of the most recognisable figures in the world when it comes to the visibility of disabled bodies. He wrote in the preface of the first-ever World report on disability released by the World Health Organisation that “Disability need not be an obstacle to success.” He is not wrong but governments and communities around the world need to make consistent and active efforts towards eliminating the barriers that people with disabilities face daily. Disability support services are the cornerstones to building a more inclusive world where differently-abled individuals are provided solidarity and support that will help them integrate with mainstream society.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government scheme that funds disability support services in Australia which in turn facilitates the inclusion of people with disabilities and help them to become productive members of their community. These services ensure that an individual is not held back from pursuing their goals in life just because of their bodily shortcomings. For example, look at the success story of blind Para-cyclist Kieran Murphy who overcame his disability with the help of NDIS and went on to become a World Champion at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles. There are hundreds of other NDIS participants like him who are living the life that they want through various disability support services.
Aastha is a registered NDIS service provider based in WA. We offer various NDIS disability support services such as Support Coordination, Supported Independent Living, Assistance with Daily Living, Community Participation and Mental health Support Services. We are committed to the cause of making the world a better place for people with disabilities. Contact us today and we will help you achieve your goals through support and services that best suit your needs.