NDIS for families

    Overview

    Families and care givers play an important part in the development and well-being of children and young people with disability. Therefore discussions about the support and services in the child or young person's NDIS plan should also acknowledge and facilitate support for the family and provide individualised and tailored reasonable and necessary supports.

    Parents or caregivers as plan nominees have valuable knowledge and know their child best. This information is shared with the Early Childhood Early Intervention Coordinator or Local Area Coordinator for the creation of goals and aspirations which will be linked to the funds in the NDIS plan. 

    General information about the NDIS.

    CYDA self-management project 

    CYDA believes that through self-managing the NDIS funds for your child or young person, this type of plan management that can provide greater flexibility, choice and control to build a good life. CYDA is currently working on a project to build capacity of families to self-manage their child's NDIS plan. 

    The “In control our way: supporting NDIS self-management” is funded from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Readiness Grant Round 2018-19.

    The aim of this project is to establish an information and peer support model to build the capability of families to self-manage their child or young person supports. The project is delivered through co-design process with families to ensure the information, process and resources built over the project meet their needs.

    This project includes consultation and co-design through an advisory group who provide ideas and share experiences about supporting choice and control, and how families of children with disability can best support their child’s NDIS plans. The advisory group has families from different states and territories represented and has been meeting monthly since October 2019. 

    CYDA, together with the advisory group, are developing a series of resources which will be available on this page if you are interested to learn more about NDIS self-management or keen to move from from agency or plan management to self-management.

    In the meantime you can contact us get support and information about self-management option. 

     

    Resources

    Research & reports

    May 2021

    Avoiding simple solutions to complex problems: Independent Assessments are not the way to a fairer NDIS - Full Report

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    Overwhelming opposition to planned NDIS reforms, say young people with disability and their families

    Media Releases

    May 2021

    Overwhelming opposition to planned NDIS reforms, say young people with disability and their families

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    Submissions

    February 2021

    Improving the NDIS for children with disability

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    Submissions

    February 2021

    Proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme access, eligibility and planning processes

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    Submissions

    December 2020

    NDS & NDIS Outcomes Framework Introductory Paper

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    Research & reports

    December 2020

    National Youth Disability Summit - What young people with disability said - NDIS Position Paper

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    Submissions

    November 2020

    National Disability Strategy Beyond 2020

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    Media: Access to the NDIS

    News

    November 2020

    Media: Access to the NDIS

    Audio

    About family-centred practice

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    About family-centred practice

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    Building strong families

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    Building strong families

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    Fraud vs. error and the NDIS

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    Fraud vs. error and the NDIS

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    NDIS self-management - frequently asked questions

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    NDIS self-management - frequently asked questions

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    NDIS self-management - what do I need to know?

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    NDIS self-management - what do I need to know?

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    NDIS self-management FAQs: employment and staff

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    NDIS self-management FAQs: employment and staff

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    Options for your record-keeping system for self-managers

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    Options for your record-keeping system for self-managers

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    Parent and carer training and supports funded by the NDIS

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    Parent and carer training and supports funded by the NDIS

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    Record keeping options for NDIS self-managers

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    Record keeping options for NDIS self-managers

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    Supporting the development of children and young people with disability

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    Supporting the development of children and young people with disability

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    Understanding ECI language

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    Understanding ECI language

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    Services and supports in the early years

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    Services and supports in the early years

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    Understanding NDIS language

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    Understanding NDIS language

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    In control: a guide to employing your own staff

    Fact sheets

    October 2020

    In control: a guide to employing your own staff

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    Media: Time for change in disability support

    News

    September 2020

    Media: Time for change in disability support

    Audio

    Submissions

    September 2020

    Responses to NDIS support coordination discussion paper

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    Open letter to Victorian participants about COVID-19 supports

    News

    September 2020

    Open letter to Victorian participants about COVID-19 supports

    Article

    Submissions

    August 2020

    Inquiry into the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

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    Transcript: Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Joint committee

    News

    July 2020

    Transcript: Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Joint committee

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    Webinar on NDIS- Self-Management and creating a good life

    News

    June 2020

    Webinar on NDIS- Self-Management and creating a good life

    Video

    New NDIS data about children and young people with disability

    News

    June 2020

    New NDIS data about children and young people with disability

    Article

    New NDIS employment support guidance and removal of COVID-19 measures

    News

    June 2020

    New NDIS employment support guidance and removal of COVID-19 measures

    Article

    Further action needed to improve safety and independent living for people with disability

    News

    June 2020

    Further action needed to improve safety and independent living for people with disability

    Article

    More than isolated’: COVID-19 compounds inequities for children and young people with disability

    Media Releases

    May 2020

    More than isolated’: COVID-19 compounds inequities for children and young people with disability

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    Webinar on NDIS- Self-Management for Families of children and young people with disability

    News

    May 2020

    Webinar on NDIS- Self-Management for Families of children and young people with disability

    Video

    Webinar – NDIS and COVID-19 information for families and young people (NDIS participants 18 - 25 years and beyond)

    News

    May 2020

    Webinar – NDIS and COVID-19 information for families and young people (NDIS participants 18 - 25 years and beyond)

    Video

    Webinar – NDIS and COVID-19 information for families and young people (NDIS participants 7-18 years)

    News

    May 2020

    Webinar – NDIS and COVID-19 information for families and young people (NDIS participants 7-18 years)

    Video

    Webinar – NDIS and COVID-19 information for families and young people (NDIS participants under 7 years)

    News

    May 2020

    Webinar – NDIS and COVID-19 information for families and young people (NDIS participants under 7 years)

    Video

    Submissions

    May 2020

    Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into the NDIS workforce

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    Legislation & acts

    December 2019

    National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013

    External Website

    Submissions

    October 2019

    Improving the NDIS for children and young people with disability and their families

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    Submissions

    September 2019

    NDIS planning submission

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    Getting the NDIS right for children and young people with disability

    Media Releases

    August 2019

    Getting the NDIS right for children and young people with disability

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    Breaking the NDIS bureaucratic nightmare so children with disability get services faster

    Media Releases

    July 2019

    Breaking the NDIS bureaucratic nightmare so children with disability get services faster

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    Submissions

    July 2019

    NDIS thin markets

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    Submissions

    August 2018

    Productivity committee review of the national disability agreement

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    Submissions

    August 2018

    Stronger outcomes for families

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    Submissions

    July 2018

    Supported school transport and transition to the NDIS

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    Submissions

    August 2017

    Provision of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme early childhood early intervention approach

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    Submissions

    April 2017

    Productivity Commission inquiry into NDIS costs

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    Submissions

    May 2015

    National Disability Insurance Scheme quality and safeguarding framework

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    Submissions

    January 2014

    National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

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