The 31 December 2017 NDIS quarterly report has been released.
The report indicates that almost 133,000 people now have an NDIS plan, with about 12,500 service providers having been approved.
58% of active participants have a primary disability of intellectual disability or autism (page 24). Down Syndrome is included in intellectual disability, representing 4% of all Scheme participants. Cerebral palsy accounts for 5% (page 25),
There have been 568 AAT appeals to date, but many resolve before hearing (page 41-42).
Currently, the best estimate of the longer-term cost of a well-managed NDIS is $22 billion a year at full scheme (page 7).