The National Disability Insurance Scheme, also known as the NDIS, is the new disability support system for Australia. It is being rolled out in NSW in stages. Some areas already have the NDIS, some areas will get the NDIS on July 1 2016, and other areas will get the NDIS on July 1 2017. You can check when it will come to your area by going to www.ndis.nsw.gov.au and searching for your postcode.
It is important to understand the NDIS before it comes to your area. Below are some resources that will help you figure it all out. Once you have read these you can have a look at our other resouces that will help you get prepared and plan. A great place to start is A Good Life.
NDIS FAQs 1 - Can I get the NDIS?
NDIS FAQs 2 - What should I know about plans?
NDIS FAQs 3 - How do I manage funding?
NDIS FAQs 4 - How do I make my plan come true?
NDIS FAQs 5 - What if I am not happy?
Other NDIS Resources and Information
National Disability Insurance Scheme This is the National Disability Insurance Scheme website run by the Australian Government. It has information for people with disability, families and carers.
NDIS Planning Guide and Workbook A guide and workbook to use when planning for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. (National Disability Insurance Agency)
Your Stories Different videos from Australians with disability about how the NDIS will change their lives. (Every Australian Counts)
NDIS Videos Various videos that show how the NDIS will make a difference to the lives of people with disability, their families and carers. (National Disability Insurance Agency)
NDIS in NSW This website provides all the information on the NSW rollout of the NDIS. (National Disability Insurance Agency)
Ten-point plan for the implementation of the NDIS in Aboriginal communities A ten-point plan for the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (DisabilityCare) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities. You can watch a video about the ten-point plan here. (First People's Disability Network)
A better way of helping people with a disability: The main ideas from the Final Report - An easy-English summary of a 2010 inquiry into disability care and support by the Australian Government. It talks about the plan for the NDIS.
My Access Checklist A series of questions that can help you work out if you could access the NDIS. (National Disability Insurance Agency)