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  • Jul, 2012

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    Run, Don’t Walk, To Sign This

    If you ever wanted to try to make a difference, in a small way, listen to what Cate Fogarty has to say about the importance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. And, then, sign the petition to the prime minister TODAY because TODAY is your last chance!

    The timing? An important meeting between the PM and all Australian Premiers and Chief Ministers will be held next week at the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG). On 25th July at COAG they will discuss funding and other arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

    From Cate:

    My son has Prader Willi Syndrome. At the moment I receive little to no support for him. He is 15 years old!

    I am looking down the barrel of a loaded gun now, trying to find suitable accommodation for him once he reaches adulthood. All people dream of living an independent life, and he is no different. The sad reality with PWS is that this is never really likely to happen. However, with the assistance of a housing situation that is geared for specifically people with Prader Willi specific these young adults can live an independent, productive life (away from Mum and Dad). The NDIS can help me achieve steps toward making happen.

    People who aren’t necessarily in a personal situation also see the need for the NDIS– the site has been flooded with thousands of messages all across Australia, including one from Suzie Hamilton:

    The NDIS is such an important step for people with a disability. Every person deserves to be able to reach their full potential and every person deserves to live their life to be comfortable, happy and free of worry. Our future as Australians depends on us to stand up and make the changes that are necessary for all of us. The NDIS will help this happen. Please hear our support and make it a reality.

    Sign it. Spread the word. You’ll feel good.