New and practical changes to help National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants with career aspirations to find work are kicking in next month, the Federal Government has announced.
Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher said the NDIS Participant Employment Taskforce he established in November 2018 is now delivering changes that open the way for better employment outcomes.
"The Federal Government is committed to reducing barriers to employment for Australians with a disability - and these changes are going to make a practical difference," Mr Fletcher said.
"The first change is that NDIS participants will have easier access to employment support funding in NDIS plans by being able to activate employment supports as soon as they find a job, instead of waiting for the next plan review.
"Local Area Coordinators and planners will be given fresh training and support materials so they can better discuss employment options and build the confidence of participants seeking work.
Read the full media release here.