Auslan NDIS Resources - Deaf Connect

About the NDIS

NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is a new way to provide support. It will pay for interpreting for medical appointments and in your workplace. It will also pay for things like early intervention for children, in-home help, learning Auslan, hearing equipment and community participation.

It will not pay for things that other services should provide. For example, Schools, Hospitals, Centrelink and Police will still need to pay for your interpreter.


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Unpack your NDIS plan

Understand the different parts of your NDIS plan through this Auslan video.

This resource also provides some examples of the kinds of supports available to Deaf and hard of hearing people under each support category. Such as:

  • Core Supports: interpreting, Auslan At Home and low cost assistive technology (i.e. smoke alarms and vibrating alarms)
  • Capacity Building Supports: Support Workers, therapy services, Plan Managers and Support Coordinators
  • Capital Supports: higher cost assistive technology (i.e. hearing aids and cochlear implants), home modifications or specialist accommodation.

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If you would like support in getting an NDIS plan, please contact our Community Access team by clicking the button below.

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