What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, also known as the NDIS, is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency, also known as the NDIA.

The NDIS is for eligible Australians who were either born with or acquire a permanent and significant disability. A ‘permanent disability’ means a person’s disability is likely to be lifelong. A ‘significant disability’ means a disability with a large impact on a person’s ability to complete everyday activities.

The NDIS funds reasonable and necessary supports and services that relate to a person’s disability to help them achieve their goals. ‘Reasonable’ means the support is most appropriately funded or provided through the NDIS. And ‘necessary’ means something a person
needs that is related to their disability.

Who will I work with to get information about the NDIS? The NDIS is delivered across Australia with the help of our partners in the community. These are organisations in your community that deliver the NDIS and can help you navigate the supports and services in your local area.

What does it mean to be an NDIS participant?

If you’re eligible for the NDIS and you become an NDIS participant, you will receive funding to work towards the goals in your NDIS plan that are specific to you. Everyone has different goals, but they could include things like improving speech or communication skills through therapy, getting help for normal, everyday living activities or equipment to help you at home or in your community, learning new skills or getting and keeping a job, becoming more independent, or making friends and connections.

Once you have your individual NDIS plan, you will work with your chosen service providers, who will support you to pursue your goals. Service providers are professionals such as psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists who deliver supports and services.

David has provided counselling and other psychological interventions to a variety of people participating in the NDIS, both at their home and at the office

If you would like to discuss this with David, just ring him on the mobile phone at the top right hand corner of the websites

For further information about the NDIS find the website at: ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.