The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life. Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their goals and funding.
The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government. The NDIS works with people to identify the supports that they need to achieve goals in the many aspects of their life. It provides greater choice and control over how and when people receive their supports and ensures they receive the support you need over their lifetime. This may include independence, involvement in your community, education, employment and health and wellbeing.
NDIS - What does it mean?
N - National
The NDIS is available across Australia.
D - Disability
The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.
I - Insurance
The NDIS gives Australians peace of mind that if they, their child or loved one is born with, or acquires a permanent and significant disability, they will get the support they need.
S - Scheme The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time.
At Assist Community Services we believe that every individual has a right to make their own decisions and to have the choices to enable them to fully participate in the community and life itself. The participant, their families, carers and advocates are at the centre of decision-making. Supports are tailored to suit each participant, their needs and wants. These are offered as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Assist Community Services team all contribute to this news service.