National Disability Insurance Scheme
The NDIS is a joint Federal and State/Territory Governments program that funds a package of support that is individually planned for a person with a disability.
During the planning process, the National Disability Insurance Agency works with the person with a disability to identify the person’s needs, goals and life aspirations.
The funding package then enables the person to get the support they need to achieve their goals. For example these goals could be in the areas of work, education, and social participation.
The person with a disability can choose to manage the funding themselves or with the help of local Agency workers, family or friends.
Deaf Australia has worked actively to ensure that the needs of Deaf people are met in the National Disability Insurance Scheme. We continue to give them our feedback