When it is fully rolled out, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is how the Australian Government now provides support to Australians with disability, mental health issues, chronic illness and who are Deaf.
The NDIS provides funding for “reasonable and necessary” supports for people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life.
Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their goals and the funding they have received. They can then use their funding to purchase supports and services that will help them achieve their goals.
Everyone has different goals but they could include things like getting and keeping a job, making friends or participating in a local community activity.
NDIS participants control the support they receive, when they receive it, and who provides it.
The NDIS will not fund a support that is:
People who are not eligible for the NDIS can still access other community and government services.
If you, or someone you care for, are not eligible for the NDIS, please contact the Amaze Autism Advisor service for advice and information: call 1300 308 699, email email@example.com or use the webchat service on this website (8am–7pm, Mon–Fri).
The NDIS is managed and overseen by an independent organisation called the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
For more information, go to the NDIS website.
The NDIA can fund three types of support areas:
Within these support areas are multiple subcategories. Learn more about the types of funding available within the NDIS.
For free and confidential information and advice specific to your situation, contact the Amaze Autism Advisors on 1300 308 699, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the webchat on this site. This service is open from 8am–7pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
To find out more about the NDIS generally, visit the NDIS website or call 1800 800 110.
The NDIS website also has an excellent resources page, with downloadable booklets and factsheets to help Australians better understand how the Scheme works, including planning, management and reviews.
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