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.
8 April 2019
The NSW Council for Intellectual Disability have released an NDIS resource for Doctors to use for their patients. This resource includes information on:
- 0-6 Early Childhood Intervention
- Access Request Forms and the NDIS
- Guidelines and forms for reviews, appeals and changes
- Intellectual Disability
- Non-English Speaking Background
31 March 2019
Mental health and the NDIS
Reimagine.today is co-designed with people living with mental health conditions including psychosocial disability.
Many of the people involved in reimagine.today have lived experience of the NDIS, and have used their experience to help you better understand the NDIS and the opportunities for people living with psychosocial disability.
reimagine.today will help you understand what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is and how it can support people living with a mental health condition. If you live with a mental health condition, you may be able to get NDIS funded support if your mental health condition causes you to experience very high levels of ‘psychosocial disability’. Before understanding the NDIS it is important to understand what psychosocial disability is.
3 March 2019
Are you eligible for the NDIS? Watch this video to learn more about eligibility for the NDIS.
The NDIS Access Checklist will to help you work out if you may be able access the NDIS.
30 October 2018
The NDIA has released a Self-Management Guide to assist participants looking to manage their own NDIS plan.
29 October 2018
Three participant booklets are available to support people with disability and participants throughout their NDIS journey. The booklets are a practical tool to help people with disability, participants, their families, carers and the wider community to learn more about the NDIS, prepare for a planning meeting and to implement their plan.
20 July 2017
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.
10 April 2017
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'.
19 April 2016
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.
23 March 2016
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.
2 March 2016
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