What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is funded by the government.

The main component of the NDIS is individualised packages of support to eligible people with disability.

Click Learn More to find out:

  • How will the NDIS help?
  • What the NDIS will and won’t cover
  • Access and eligibility for the NDIS
  • What is in your first plan


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Unpack your NDIS plan

Understand the different parts of your NDIS plan through this Auslan video. Here, we also provide 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.

Ways to manage your NDIS funding

You can choose how you want to manage the money you receive to achieve your NDIS goals.

Your early childhood partner, LAC or NDIA planner will ask you how you would like to manage your NDIS funding during your planning meeting. They will help you choose the best way to manage your funds for your needs and circumstances.

There are three ways to manage your NDIS funding:

  • Self Managed
  • Plan Managed
  • NDIA Managed (Agency Managed)

Watch this video to find out more!

Need Support?

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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