An Open Letter to the NDIA

Do you have any idea what you’re doing?  I mean really, any idea? When Ella first became a participant if NDIS I admit, I thought it was great!  I was the first to say how lucky we are to be able to get funding for Ella to have her therapies.  So what happened?You slashed her… Continue reading An Open Letter to the NDIA

Special needs parenting

(Not) Just a Mother

So there I was on Sunday, spending 4 bloody hours, preparing my statement and uploading invoices to NDIS for this stupid tribunal, and all I could think was, this time could have been much better spent just being a parent to my kids. The fact that I have to go through this process, prove that Ella is ‘disabled enough’ to receive support that will benefit her and help her achieve her goals is both dehumanising for her, and stressful for me.