People with disability

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If you are a person with disability and you meet the access requirements you can become a participant in the scheme. As a participant, you will be able to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) community linkages and individualised planning processes to identify the reasonable and necessary supports you need to enable you to achieve your goals. To get an idea about whether you meet the access requirements, you can use My Access Checker.

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 will also work in close partnership with local communities to improve inclusion and people with disability.  The Agency will also look at fostering innovation, research and best practice to better support people with disability. In building awareness of disability across the general community we can address the things that can make a difference to everyday life for people with a disability, their families and carers.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds reasonable and necessary supports that help a participant to reach their goals, objectives and aspirations, and to undertake activities to enable the participant’s social and economic participation.

The National Disability Insurance Agency will provide information and referral to existing mainstream and community services in your launch area.

Inclusion of and access for people with disability to mainstream services, community based activities and other government initiatives, is a shared responsibility.

If you are not in a National Disability Insurance Scheme first stage site, you will still be able engage with existing Australian and state and territory government disability services around your support needs.

This page shares videos, stories, quotes and cameos that show how the National Disability Insurance Scheme will help people with disability, their families and carers and providers.

Documents for the community, providers and people with disability.

The Sector Development Fund will help people with disability, families and carers, service providers, and the disability workforce to transition to the NDIS.