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Families and carers

The NDIS will ensure that people with disability are given every opportunity to make their own decisions and exercise choice and control. We recognise that the role of families and carers is often essential in supporting people with disability to realise these goals and will include them in discussions about supports.

The NDIS will provide information, referral and linkage to ensure families and carers are able to access supports in the community to assist them in their role.

Guardians or nominees of people with disability play an important role in the NDIS to represent the interest of the person and they can contact us on behalf of the person.

The National Disability Insurance Agency knows that families and carers, are partners in the support of people with disability.

The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach is how the NDIS is delivering early childhood intervention for children aged 0-6 years.

Families or carers can formally act on a participant's behalf under certain circumstances.

Information about programs, services and payments provided by the Department of Social Services.

NDIS funds supports that families need as a result of a family member’s disability.