What is it?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, is the biggest change to social services in Australia since the introduction of Medicare in the 1970s. Managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the NDIS provides individualised funding to Australians living with disabilities, giving them choice and control over their funding and how they choose to utilise it.
Participants can choose to use their funding to access supports and services to help them in their daily life and to reach their goals. This could include:
- Support to connect you with services and assist you to manage your funding and budget.
- Therapy services, equipment prescriptions and modifications to your home or car.
- Group programs, day options programs and functional skills programs.
- Support for parents, carers and guardians to care for the Participant.
- Assistance to live independently, access the community, and provide support to study or work.