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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

20 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'.

Video - NDIS readiness for advocates

9 Apr 2017

A monitor with ndis, symbol for sign language, a video play button, and a speaker with sound waves coming out of it.Video of Disability Loop Senior Manager Catherine McAlpine speaking at a forum for disability advocates hosted by DARU. She talked about things that AFDO and the Disability Loop project are doing in relation to the NDIS (like making an 'NDIS First Plan Tip Sheet'), and she also talked about NDIS Local Area Coordination/Coordinators (LACs), and NDIS Support Coordination. This video has Auslan interpretation, and there is a transcript and a separate audio track.

Video - Plan Management and the Participant Portal: Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshops clip

9 Apr 2017

A monitor with Disability Loop, a video play button, an NDIS conversation, and the symbol for Closed Captions.

This is a short clip from our Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshops.

Disability Loop project officer Carl Thompson talks about Plan Management in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and also talks about the Particpant Portal.

The video includes captions and a transcript.

Video - NDIS First Plan - Planning conversation: Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshops clip

9 Apr 2017

A monitor with Disability Loop, a video play button, an NDIS conversation, and the symbol for Closed Captions.

This is a short clip from our Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshops.

Disability Loop project officer Carl Thompson talks about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Planning Conversation for your first NDIS Plan.

The video includes captions and a transcript.

Video - Is self-management for me? Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshop clip

27 Mar 2017

A monitor with Disability Loop, a video play button, an NDIS conversation, and the symbol for Closed Captions.

This is a short clip from our Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshops.

Disability Loop project officer Carl Thompson talks about self-management as an option in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The video includes captions and a transcript.

Video - Using the mainstream: Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshop clip

24 Jan 2017

A monitor with Disability Loop, a video play button, an NDIS conversation, and the symbol for Closed Captions.

This is a short clip from our Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshops.

Disability Loop project officer Carl Thompson explains mainstream providers, and answers whether people need to self-manage to use mainstream providers.

The video includes captions and a transcript.

Video - I have my plan, what now? Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshops clip

20 Dec 2016

A monitor with Disability Loop, a video play button, an NDIS conversation, and the symbol for Closed Captions.

This is a short clip from our Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshops.

Disability Loop project officer Carl Thompson talks about some of the changes in disability supports before and after the NDIS, like choice and control, and open to closed systems. He explains that being an NDIS participant now means you can 'shop around'. He encourages you to find independent information. 

The video includes captions and a transcript.

Video - Reasonable and necessary: Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshop clip

20 Dec 2016

A monitor with Disability Loop, a video play button, a conversation about the NDIS, and the symbol for Closed captions

This is a short clip from our Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshops.

Disability Loop project officer Carl Thompson talks about 'reasonable and necessary'. 

The video includes captions and a transcript. 

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Video - Accessibility: Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshop clip

18 Dec 2016

A monitor with Disability Loop, a video play button, an NDIS conversation, and the symbol for Closed Captions.

This is a short clip from our Disability Loop NDIS Understanding workshops.

Disability Loop project officer Carl Thompson talks about some of the ways we make our workshops accessible.

The video includes captions and a transcript. 

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