The NDIS can at times be confusing and difficult to navigate on your own but we are here to support you every step of the way with a range of information and resources designed to help support you through the process.
About the NDIS
NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is the new way of providing support to people with disability in Australia delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has been fully rolled out in Western Australia.
The NDIS is an Australian scheme providing a new way for individuals with Autism to get the disability support they need. The NDIS takes a person-centred approach through individualised funding plans. This means that you are at the centre of the decision-making process about how you want to live your life, your choice of supports, and who you would like to deliver your supports. It is designed to provide you with choice, control and independence.
Below you can read about the key principles of the NDIS funding. For more information and to assist you throughout you application process, the NDIS have a three-part participant booklet for additional information.
The NDIS takes a person-centred approach through individualised funding plans to decide what types of funding will help you to achieve your goals. This means that YOU are at the centre of the decision making process about how you want to live your life, your choice of supports and who you would like to deliver your supports. It is designed to provide you with choice, control and independence.
The NDIS will pay for support that is:
- Related to the person’s disability
- Represents value for money
- Likely to be effective and beneficial to the person with disability
Your Autism diagnosis is the key to accessing the NDIS. However, it is important to remember that it is the impact of your Autism diagnosis on your everyday life that will be the most important factor in helping to determine what types of funded supports you need and how much funding you will receive.
The NDIS provides Australians with peace of mind that if they, their child or loved one is diagnosed with Autism, they will get the support they need. The NDIS invests early in people with Autism so the quality of life can be improved significantly and to ensure they need less funded support later on in their lives.