MDA was in the Sunday Age as well as online in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age online talking about the importance of NDIS funding student placements, so respite programs such as CampMDA can continue.

Uncertainty over how the National Disability Insurance Scheme will fund student placements could lead to “a generation of workers [who] don’t understand disability or have disability education,” according to an academic in the field.

Disabled groups fear they could be forced to scrap camps for people with disabilities, as well as some respite care and other activities after the NDIS said it may refuse to fund services that used university students.

The head of Muscular Dystrophy Australia, Boris M Struk, said there was a lack of clarity around the funding.

“There is a lot of policy being developed on the run,” he said.

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