NDIS for young people

    Overview

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was created through the NDIS Act 2013 to provide support and services for people with permanent or significant
    disability from 0 to 65 years old to live an ordinary life.

    The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the government agency implementing and managing the NDIS. The NDIS has also community partners delivering early childhood early intervention and local area coordinator services.

    The NDIS participants will receive funding for reasonable and necessary supports according to the following criteria in section 34 of the NDIS Act 2013:

    • The support will assist the participant to pursue the goals, objectives and aspirations
    • Disability-related supports
    • The support will assist the participant to undertake activities to facilitate the participant’s social and economic participation
    • The support represents value for money
    • The funding or provision of the support takes account of what it is reasonable to expect families, carers, informal networks and the community to provide
    • Supports that are not funded or provided by other systems

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    NDIS pathways

    The NDIS has three pathways

    • Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability, and their families/carers
    • NDIS standard pathway which supports for participants from 7 to 65 years old
    • Complex support needs pathway to provide specialised support for participants who require a higher level of assistance in their plans. Examples of this are the participants dealing with multiple systems, for example the NDIS and health or justice system. The Complex Needs Support Pathway started on the 30th November 2018 and is being progressively rolled out nationally.

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    NDIS plans

    The NDIS plan is the document that outlines the goals, aspirations and the funds allocated for support and services to achieve them. The funds are divided into three categories:

    • Core: support to complete daily living activities
    • Capacity building: support to build independence and learn new skills
    • Capital: support that requires a bigger investment and will need to be tailored to your needs e.g. home modifications, wheelchair, vehicle modification

    There are three options to manage your NDIS funding - self-managed, plan-managed and NDIA-managed. If the NDIS participant is a child or young person, a plan nominee may be a family member or carer.

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    CYDA NDIS self-management project

    CYDA is currently working on a project funded under the NDIS Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants to provide information and build capacity of families of children and young people with disability interested to learn or keen to self-manage their child or young person NDIS plan. For more information about this project visit our NDIS for families page

     

    Resources

    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

    No plan, no voice, clumsy solutions for children and young people with disability through COVID 19

    Media Releases

    August 2020

    No plan, no voice, clumsy solutions for children and young people with disability through COVID 19

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    Submissions

    August 2020

    Inquiry into the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

    Download

    Research & reports

    August 2020

    Contact list - Disability Royal Commission support services by jurisdiction

    Download

    The NDIA and Victorian Government must prioritise people with disability so they do not suffer in Stage 4 lockdowns

    Media Releases

    August 2020

    The NDIA and Victorian Government must prioritise people with disability so they do not suffer in Stage 4 lockdowns

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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

    Download

    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

    Submissions

    May 2020

    Inquiry into the Australian Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Download

    More than isolated: The experience of children and young people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Research & reports

    May 2020

    More than isolated: The experience of children and young people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    Submissions

    May 2020

    Disability Royal Commission - Emergency planning and response during COVID-19

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    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

    Download

    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

    Download

    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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    Submissions

    July 2019

    NDIS thin markets

    Download

    Submissions

    August 2018

    Stronger outcomes for families

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    Submissions

    August 2018

    Productivity committee review of the national disability agreement

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    Submissions

    July 2018

    Supported school transport and transition to the NDIS

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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

    Download

    Submissions

    January 2015

    Equality capacity and disability in commonwealth laws

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    Strengthening participation of children and young people with disability in advocacy

    Research & reports

    October 2014

    Strengthening participation of children and young people with disability in advocacy

    Article

    Submissions

    January 2014

    National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

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    Legislation & acts

    December 2006

    United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability 2006

    External Website

    Legislation & acts

    December 2006

    United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability 2006

    External Website