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Earlier this month, the Senate passed legislation to establish a Commission to provide oversight of the NDIS. We're pleased to share that today, Social Services Minister, Christian Porter, has announced the appointment of Mr Graeme Head as Commissioner of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission.

The Australian and Western Australian Governments have announced that WA will officially join the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

International Day of People with Disability fell on Sunday 3 December this year. The HenderCare Disability Services team joined other Adelaide-based service providers in spending Friday 1 December in Victoria Square celebrating the occasion.

We are proud to sponsor the HenderCare Special Inspiration Award at the annual Autism SA Recognition Awards. At HenderCare, we appreciate the importance of celebrating the achievements of people with a disability, as well as acknowledging the contributions of the people who support them.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Rules were tabled in federal parliament in mid-March. The new rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables those people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing.

NOTE: This article was originally published on The Conversation.