People with disability

If you are a person with disability and you meet the access requirements you can become a participant in the scheme. If you do not meet the access requirements, and you live in a launch site, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) may be able to provide you with information about other supports that could be of benefit to you and assist in referral to these. 

The NDIA is also working with local communities to improve inclusion of people with disability and build awareness of disability. We also aim to foster innovation, research and best practice to better support people with disability.

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Everyone's needs, preferences and aspirations are different. The NDIS provides information and referrals, support to access community services and activities, personal plans and supports over a lifetime

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Access requirements for NDIS assistance during the launch period (2013 to 2016)

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The National Disability Insurance Agency provides information and referral to existing mainstream and community services

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People who do not meet the NDIS access requirements will continue to receive support consistent with their current arrangements

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Access and inclusion of people with disability to mainstream services, community based activities and other government initiatives

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If you're not in a trial site area, you can still engage with existing government disability services

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Documents for the community, providers and people with disability

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Learn your rights when buying disability-related products and services, protect yourself against potential scams and more

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Examples of the ways the NDIS can help people with disability, their families and carers

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Real life stories of participants involved with the NDIS. These stories provide examples of the services and support that can be available through the scheme.