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Parents and Carers, ‘what are you looking forward to with the NDIS?’


By Marriott , March 2 2018

Helen, the mum of Natalie, a participant at our Community Hub said ‘I am looking forward to having a stronger mother daughter relationship, instead of carer- care-e relationship.’

Caring for an adult daughter or son can often mean that the parent or carer provides by default the bulk of their social activity as well as the caring for the person with a disability.

While deeply valuing parent and child relationships, adults with disability want more choice about who, when and how they socialise and enjoy leisure time.

Parents too want change. You may be a parent who does not want to go to the football, while your son or daughter really wants to. What do you do?

For the young woman with a disability who may not want to go to the movies with a parent but would rather a peer or a support person of their choice.

Likewise, a man may wish to go shopping for clothes with someone other than his mother.

The NDIS enables the person with disability to have more choice in their support to go to or take part in social activity.

This means parents and carers and the person with disability can enjoy more of a parent/carer – son/daughter relationship, just as Helen says (video).

It’s a win-win for everyone.

Parents and Carers, what can you do?

  • Don’t be timid in planning support choices for social activity, it is not a reflection of your relationship with your loved one or of your parenting/caring role.
  • Remember transport assistance may be needed too, especially for evening or nights.
  • For assistance contact [email protected]


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