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According to the NDIS web site (2015) those eligible to receive funding through the NDIS will be Australian citizens who have a permanent and significant disability that effects their ability to be part of everyday activities and who are 65 years of age or under. The NDIS aims to fund reasonable and necessary supports that focus on the goals of the person, everyday support and community inclusion e.g. education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements and health and wellbeing.


You can also check out Talks That Matter, our free on-line video resource, for lots more stories!

Click Here for the NDIS Website

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Individualised Living Options Webpage

An Individualised Living Option (ILO) is an NDIS support that lets you choose the home you live in and set up supports in the way that best suits you. An ILO is a package of supports that can help you live how you want in the home environment you have chosen. It’s not the home itself.  

My Home My Way Information and Support


Practical guidance to operating in the NDIS 

A practical Guide for organisations supporting NDIS participants including information, tips, and frequently asked questions.

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Do you want to learn more about the NDIS?

DEC has uploaded NDIS information videos in Mandarin and Vietnamese on ADEC website and YouTube. Please check the link below:
There are 4 videos in Mandarin and Vietnamese on the following topics-
•             NDIS Eligibility
•             NDIS Pre-planning and planning
•             NDIS Plan management and Support Coordination
•             NDIS Reviews and appeals


NDIS Planning Guide and Workshop

The NDIS planning process

  • Step 1 – Think about your needs and goals

  • Step 2 – Meet with your personal planner

  • Step 3 – Develop your plan and manage your supports

  • Step 4 - Approve your plan

  • Step 5 - Review your plan


Understanding the NDIS workshops

What are the workshops about?


The three-hour workshops will cover lots of different parts of the NDIS, including knowing who is eligible for the NDIS, working out what support you can get in your NDIS plan, to using the funds in your NDIS plan to live a better life in the community.


Video Presentation

NDIS Self Management Webinar


In this webinar on 2 August 2018 we delivered information and insights about what self-management is, how to self-manage your NDIS funds and your responsibilities as a self-manager.


NDIS Guide to Self Management

This guide will help you to:


  • Understand self-management and decide whether it is the right option for you.

  • Understand your rights and responsibilities as a self-manager

  • Understand how you can spend your self-managed funding in accordance with your NDIS plan.

  • Arrange your self-managed supports.

  • Manage your self-managed payments.

  • Prepare for a review of your plan as a self-managed participant. 

Check out the Self Management Website at:​


NDIS Fact Sheet

As you prepare to enter the NDIS you may have some questions about planning – so we’ve put together some facts about developing your first plan to help you get NDIS Ready.


NDIS Resource Website

Disability Loop is a way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Through Disability Loop you can:

  • Find a great selection of resources relating to the NDISFind out how the NDIS is working for other people

  • Have your say about the NDIS

  • Keep up to date with news and events about the NDIS

  • Disability Loop is a project that has been paid for by the NDIS. It is run by, and for, people with disability and their allies.

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Video Presentation

"Choice and Control over Support with the NDIS"

Linda Hughes

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Video Presentation

"Preparing for the NDIS"

Jacob Hughes

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Video Presentation

"NDIS Articulating Your Vision & Goals"

Linda Hughes

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Video Presentation

"Employing Support Workers and the NDIS"

Linda Hughes

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Video Presentation

"Dave & Belinda's NDIS Story" 

Linda Hughes

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Video Presentation

"The NDIS - Are You Ready?"

Linda Hughes

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Video Presentation

"The NDIS - Behind the Scenes"

Linda Hughes

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Video Presentation

"Preparing for The NDIS" 

Kathy Spowart

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NDIS Periodical

"Thinking About...The NDIS" The latest perodical from Belonging Matters featuring a range of NDIS topics.

  • How can I prepare for the NDIS?

  • What has been the experience of people with a disability and families so far?

  • How can the NDIS support people with disabilities to have a good life in the community?

  • What are some of the recommendations and cautions?

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Belonging Matters Conference Vox Pops

What is your message for the NDIS?

Cameron Skinner asks delegates at the 2015 Belonging Matters Conference what their message to the NDIS is.



NDIS Looking Back To See The Future

'By 2019, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will offer people with significant disability in

Australia a measure of entitlement to support, greater choice and control in the delivery of that support, the prospect of much more personalised options and lifestyles and relatively easy portability of service resources across the country."

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