30 August 2019
Time for sexuality policy for the NDIS
"Today we’re releasing a Position Statement, signed by over 40 organisations, calling on the Australian Government to include sexuality supports in the NDIS,” said Matthew Bowden, Expert Advisor, People with Disability Australia and member of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia.
“This includes funding for sex work and sex therapy services as part of people with disability’s NDIS plans.”
The Joint Position Statement, released today, signed by both SWOP and Touching Base, outlines the range of professional supports needed for people with disability to express their sexuality, and have fulfilling sexual experiences.
The recent Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) case, supporting the provision of sexual services as part of a person with disability’s NDIS plan, showed that funding for these kinds of services are reasonable and necessary.