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New disability accommodation guidelines set to come into force

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Providers who are considering building specialist disability accommodation (SDA) must consult new design standards which will become mandatory in 2021, the government says.

Almost 1,000 providers are currently funded by the NDIS to provide SDA for participants with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.

The NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Design Standard launched by NDIS minister Stuart Robert in October sets out detailed design requirements that will be incorporated into newly built SDA from 2021.

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Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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