A good way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
What's the big difference between the last three years of the NDIS and the next three years? 430,000 people! It's hard to imagine, so we created an image to help you visualise it.
Did you know that about 70% of NDIS Participants have some form of intellectual disability? There is a new Intellectual Disability Reference Group that is now helping make the NDIS better.
What are your options if you're unhappy with a decision by the NDIS? A great flowchart has been developed to help you figure out what you can do.
And we end with a new addition to our Stories section of our website, with a short video about David, a man with a great attitude. He's making the most of his NDIS Plan.
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A surge or a tsunami? The number of NDIS Participants during the trial phase compared to the full roll out
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started three years ago, in July 2013. Since then, about 30,000 people have become NDIS Participants. From July 2016 the trial phase of the NDIS will be over, and the transition to the full scheme begins. This will also happen over three years - but this time about 430,000 new people will become NDIS Participants. It’s a big, big difference.
IAC in focus: Intellectual Disability Reference Group
This is the third article in our 'IAC in focus' series of articles which covers the very important work of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council (IAC). The IAC is an independent group of disability experts that give the NDIS advice from the perspectives of people with disability, family and carers and service providers. In 2015, the IAC started the Intellectual Disability Reference Group (IDRG), to help the roughly 70% of NDIS Participants who have some form of intellectual disability.
NDIS reviews and appeals flowchart
Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU) HTML & PDF
If you are unhappy with your NDIS Plan, or a decision by the NDIS, this flow chart by DARU will help you understand what you can do. It is presented using a simplified step by step process, and has links to other resources if you'd like more details. Some of the information is specifically for Victorians, but most of the information will be helpful for people from all over Australia.
David's NDIS story With captions and transcript
David is Deaf and blind and has an Aquired Brain Injury. He says "I know NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme, but for me it stands for “now, do it somehow” because NDIS provides the funding that I need to do the things that I used to do and love to do."