Email By political reporter Dan Conifer Updated May 19, 2018 11:13:32 Photo: Sonya Ludlow with her son Sam in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. (ABC News: Haidarr Jones) Related Story: ‘We don’t live and die around an election’: Kurt Fearnley wants funding certainty Related Story: People with disabilities left at risk by month-long delays in reviewing NDIS plans, report says Related Story: This is Jonathan, one of the thousands worse off under NDIS Map: Australia Sonya Ludlow is a strong woman. When you’re bringing up seven children, resilience and thick skin are almost compulsory.But the Adelaide mother was left feeling “absolutely awful” after a review of her eight-year-old son Samuel’s funding National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan.”[The NDIS representative] more or less said, ‘by my sixth child I should know how to be a parent and how to look after my children’,” Mrs Ludlow said.All but one of her children sit on the autism spectrum.The nine-month review was sparked after Sam’s funding package was thousands of dollars less than expected.The Ludlows maintained fortnightly speech therapy and occupational therapy sessions, assured the review would be wrapped up quickly.But by December last year, Sam’s funding cut out, and, unable to afford $150 sessions, the… Read full this story
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