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'It's your problem, not mine': does competence have anything to do with desire and aspiration to self-direct?

M. Crozier, H. Muenchberger,

Academic Literature

2013

The current disability policy paradigm operating across all states in Australia is self-direction. This central movement is closely linked to preparations for a National Disability Insurance Scheme called DisabilityCare. We provide one perspective in relation to self-direction in Australia including assumptions about aspirations to self-direct and the limited research evidence base that is available even though anecdotally self-direction practices have been occurring for many years. We conclude that by developing a funding platform, such as DisabilityCare, that empowers people with a disability to make decisions about their own fundamental needs and the fulfilment of them, it will lead to a society that supports people to access and achieve a 'typical' and desired life.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Australian Health Review

Domain/s: Economic participation

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