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What is the NDIS? NDIS for Allied Health Student work placements

NDIS Basics What does N.D.I.S. stand for?


National Disability Insurance Scheme Image approve for use: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/use-of-logo

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NDIS Basics Description of the NDIS The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. • It is jointly supported and funded by the Australian Government and State and Territory Governments. • NDIS is an individualised package of support to eligible people with disability. • Goals are achieved through individual skill development but also through helping people with a disability to:  access mainstream services, such as health, housing, education and employment  access community services, such as sports clubs and libraries and  maintain informal supports, such as family and friends (National Disability Insurance Agency [NDIA], 2018). •

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NDIS Basics NDIS talking about the NDIS Published on Jun 23, 2016 - This video is an introduction to the NDIS.


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NDIS Basics Why the change to the NDIS? •

Choice and control are the fundamental principles of the NDIS, which represents a break from previous welfare approaches.

The scheme aims to empower people with a disability to use funds given to them to purchase services that reflect their lifestyle and aspirations.

This is the culmination of society’s evolution towards respecting, protecting and ensuring the rights of people with a disability.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the only national scheme of its kind in the world (Ramcharan, 2016).

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NDIS Basics Why do we need the NDIS? •

It is a national system to provide individualised support to anyone born with a disability or anyone who acquires one later in life.

To enable people with a disability and their families and carers to participate in the social, economic, and cultural life of Australia with the supports and programs they choose.

To provide people with a disability, and their families and carers, with the regular care, support, therapy and equipment they need from a secure and consistent pool of funds for these services and support.

To focus on early intervention and delivering supports which produce the best long term outcomes, maximising opportunities for independence, participation and productivity (NDIA, 2018).

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NDIS Basics Who is eligible for the NDIS? •

You are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if you:  are under 65 years of age, and  are an Australian citizen or resident or permanent visa holder, and  meet the disability or early intervention requirements

Eligibility for access to the NDIS will be determined by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

A Checklist can be found here: https://www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist (Australian Department of Human Services [ADHS], 2015).

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NDIS Basics What is an NDIS provider? Provider is a term used to describe an individual or organisation that delivers a support or a product to a participant in the NDIS.

Published on Jun 23, 2016 - This video is how providers can work with the NDIS. https://youtu.be/DmkxI7DkfaI

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NDIS Basics What does the NDIA do? •

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the Commonwealth government agency responsible for implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


To contact the NDIA: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/governance/functions-ndia-including-decision-making Phone 1800 800 110

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NDIS Basics Reference List Amer, H. (2018). Chateau. [Online: Royalty Free Music licensed by Phlipside Productions]. Vancouver, Canada: Premiumbeat.com Australian Department of Human Services. (2015). Eligibility requirements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme: Fact Sheet. Retrieved from http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/FACT-SHEET-Eligibility-requirements-for-the-NDIS.pdf Australian Department of Human Services. (2018). About the NDIS. Retrieved from https://www.ndis.gov.au/html/sites/default/files/documents/About-us/About-theNDIS.pdf National Disability Insurance Agency. (2018). National Disability Insurance Scheme. Retrieved from https://www.ndis.gov.au/ Parliament of Australia. (2017). The National Disability Insurance Scheme: a quick guide. Retrieved from: https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1617/Quick_Guides/DisabilityInsuran ceScheme Ramcharan, P. (2016, July 1). Understanding the NDIS: a history of disability welfare from ‘deserving poor’ to consumers in control. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/understanding-the-ndis-a-history-of-disability-welfare-from-deserving-poor-toconsumers-in-control-58069

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