Reform of Disability Services

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Helen Dickinson


Many different national jurisdictions are going through a process of extensive reform to the ways in which they design and deliver disability services.  The idea behind many of these schemes is put greater choice and control into the hands of people with disabilities and this has the potential to lead to profound changes in the ways that we organise and fund disability services.  As these new systems develop there are a range of questions that are as yet unanswered, such as: how will disability markets operate; what is the role of the state in managing markets; what will the impact of reform be for people with disabilities; what sorts of information and advice do people with disabilities need to navigate these systems; what is the impact of reform on providers of disability services.  Research might cover one or a number of these different areas.