Victorian State Disability Plan Available Online
The Victorian Government released its State Disability Plan 2013-16 on 21 December, setting out their objectives to promote whole of Government, whole-of-community approaches to disability.
The NDS News Update states that the main features of the plan are:
- tackling barriers to accessing mainstream services such as health care, education and transport, and working towards delivering the support that people with disability, their family and carers need to fully participate in all aspects of life and fulfill their potential;
- continuing reform of the Victorian disability system to create a more streamlined system that offers more meaningful choice and control to people with disability; and
- providing a clear direction that enables the whole community – including businesses, local government, not-for-profits, small groups, advocates and individuals – to work with or alongside the government in achieving the goals outlined in the Plan.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is included generally under Goal 1 Outcome 1, and specifically under Goal 4 Outcome 11 of the plan.
There are three components to the plan, which can be opened by clicking on these links: