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In this part of the website you can find tools and ideas to help you understand the National Disabilty Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

You can find what you are looking for by date, or by type of information. You can also use the search box on this page.

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Who to get help from for an NDIS Appeal

19 Jul 2017

A monitor with a person holding out a spanner, and an NDIS plan.An NDIS Appeal is the second step you can take if you are unhappy with a decision the NDIS has made, and have already tried step 1. Step 1 is to seek an 'internal review of a reviewable decision' from the NDIA.

If that didn't work, you can do an NDIS Appeal. 'NDIS Appeals' used to be called 'External Merit Reviews'. Here's a list of disability advocacy organisations from across Australia that can help you with an NDIS Appeal. 

Videos - key NDIS concepts in Auslan

9 Apr 2017

A monitor with 'ndis', the symbol for sign language, and a video play button.A handful of the most common and important NDIS terms have now been translated into Auslan. This will make life easier when spelling out long terms like "information, linkages and capacity building (ILC)", which can now be described in a fast, elegant and logical new Auslan sign.

Other new translations are for these common NDIS terms; 'ordinary life', 'choice and control', 'reasonable and necessary', 'permanent and significant disability', 'informal supports', 'Early Intervention' and 'Local Area Coordinator'.

NDIS review and appeals flow chart

19 Apr 2016

A monitor displaying a flowchart.If you are unhappy with your NDIS Plan, or a decision by the NDIS, this flow chart by Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (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. 

 

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Webpage - NDIS in Queensland

23 Mar 2016

A monitor with Queensland, with N D I S in it.This page from the NDIS website gives you detailed information about how the NDIS will roll out across Queensland. There is a video (with captions), regional and metropolitan maps, and information packs for people with disabilities and for service providers. 

 

Fact sheet - NDIS for Aboriginal people with disability in NSW (1 of 5)

2 Mar 2016

A monitor with a fact sheet, and New South Wales with NDIS in it.

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has produced a series of 5 fact sheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities from NSW.

This is fact sheet 1: NDIS for Aboriginal people with disability in NSW

 

Fact sheet - Yarnin’ about disability (2 of 5)

2 Mar 2016

A monitor with a fact sheet, and New South Wales with NDIS in it.

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has produced a series of 5 fact sheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities from NSW.

This is Fact sheet 2: Yarnin’ about disability

 

Fact sheet - Getting ready for the NDIS (4 of 5)

2 Mar 2016

A monitor with a fact sheet, and New South Wales with NDIS in it.

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has produced a series of 5 fact sheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities from NSW.

This is Fact sheet 4: Getting ready for the NDIS

 

Fact sheet - Accessing the NDIS (5 of 5)

2 Mar 2016

A monitor with a fact sheet, and New South Wales with NDIS in it.

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has produced a series of 5 fact sheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities from NSW.

This is Fact sheet 5: Accessing the NDIS

 

Video - Auslan - The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW

1 Mar 2016

A monitor with Australian (with a circle in the middle akin to the Australian Aboriginal flag), a video 'play' button, and the symbol for Open CaptionsInformation about the roll out of the NDIS in New South Wales is available in this 7:27 minute long Auslan video (with hard-coded subtitles). 

 

 

Fact sheet - What is the NDIS? (3 of 5)

1 Mar 2016

A monitor with a fact sheet, and New South Wales with NDIS in it.

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has produced a series of 5 fact sheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities from NSW.

This is Fact sheet 3: What is the NDIS?

 

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