The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national government scheme of individualised funding for all eligible Australian citizens providing reasonable and necessary supports for people with disability. It is intended to allow NDIS participants to self direct their lives and supports.
Self Managing NDIS Plans
There are three avenues for managing an NDIS plan and budget. Agency managed, plan managed and self managed. Self managed allows for maximum control and flexibility for an individual. The NDIS participant alone or with the support of family and/or friends has direct control over the funds, the nature of and arrangement of all supports, takes responsibility for support payments and can employ their own staff of their own choosing.
Independent Advisory Council for the NDIS
The Independent Advisory Council provides advice, submissions and reports to the National Disability Insurance Agency implementing the NDIS about the principles of the Scheme that influence policy and decision making.
Eligibility check: NDIS Access checklist
Guide for potential NDIS participants: My NDIS Pathway
Be more informed and sign up for updates: NDIS eNewsletter
Fact Sheets for information about the NDIS and healthcare, education, mental health, transport funding, mobility allowance, housing and independent living, managing your planning, reasonable and necessary supports, requesting a review and more.
Challenging an NDIA decision
Advocacy in a Changing Environment
Family Advocacy NSW