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Nov 20, 2018

The movement to care for people with mental illness and intellectual disability in the general community rather than in large institutions shifted the priorities of care away from minimising risk towards increasing autonomy. It was equally unsurprising that most of those affected benefited from increased control over their lives, while some appeared to use their freedom unwisely. Notwithstanding difficulties with its implementation, the National Disability Insurance Scheme shows that there is still a broad appetite for ambitious efforts to increase the control of people with disability over their own lives and care.