5 September 2019
The results of the study have informed recommendations for the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy and development of the cultural competency framework, communication and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Page 7 of 82 people and communities, improving participant plans and the provision of disability supports, and strengthening the ca. [...] The evaluation framework for the pilot of the NDIS also recognises the importance of assessing the extent to which the NDIS is meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (15). [...] The current project was developed to examine the following dimensions of NDIS implementation in the Northern Territory and Queensland: • Implementation of the NDIS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy (1); • Interaction between NDIA staff, local area coordinators (LACs) and ACCHSs and NGOs; • Experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in accessing the NDIS, pl. [...] The results highlight the need to further explore safety issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disabilities and to consider these issues in the roll-out of the NDIS and the development of plans. [...] Overall, the results of the NATSISS analysis suggest that the safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disabilities is an important consideration in the roll-out of the NDIS and plan development.