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!
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.
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
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.
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 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.
"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?
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."