Committee hears every family Austism Partnerships Australia worked with who challenged their NDIS funding rejection was eventually approved for intensive support

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The National Disability Insurance Agency is failing young children severely affected by autism by rejecting their claims for intensive support funding only to do an about-face after families have spent months in a lengthy, expensive tribunal process, a parliamentary committee has heard.

Autism Partnerships Australia (APA) told the joint standing committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) the agency was “getting the planning decisions wrong” for 100% of the autistic children in its early intensive services.

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