Fears NSW using NDIS deal to avoid disability funding, close residential care centres – ABC News

By Norman Hermant and Alison Branley Rob Burns remembers the day a professor told him to take his intellectually disabled son to an institution and leave him there. The now-closed institution in Newcastle was so bleak that during the first three months Mr Burns would not let his wife and daughters visit. More than 50 years later his son Wayne is still in full-time residential care, but life is very different. Wayne, 57, has long-time