The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) today released a test version of a new NDIS website to help people access information about the world leading Scheme.
The new website https://beta.ndis.gov.au/, aims to improve the NDIS user experience and will be trialled for a six week period to allow time for community feedback on the design, structure, accessibility and layout of the new site.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will implement a range of new pricing arrangements that will assist providers deliver high quality, innovative supports to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.
Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day aimed at increasing awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, while also celebrating their achievements and contributions.
Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, have announced the opening of the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) new grant round.
Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and New South Wales Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, today announced the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached a major milestone with 100,000 people in NSW now receiving support through the scheme.
The latest quarterly data for the National Disability Insurance Scheme released today shows that 93 per cent of participants now rate their experience as 'Very Good' or 'Good' – its highest level since the trial phase.
Some 91 per cent of parents and carers of children under school-age say the NDIS has helped their child better communicate their needs.
Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, and South Australia Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensink, today announced South Australia Government’s Child and Youth Services (CYS) has become the first public sector staff in Australia to form their own employee-led mutual to deliver National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for ECEI services throughout the state.
The NDIS participant and provider myplace portals will be unavailable this weekend between 09:00PM Australian Eastern Time (AET) on Friday 16th November 2018 and 09:00AM AET on Sunday 18th November 2018 in order to undertake technical maintenance.
Funding of $2.8 million will be provided to assist the Queensland disability sector prepare for Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 2019-20.
The NDIA has announced a pilot which will use independent health professionals with experience in disability to undertake functional assessments, so that participants are able to access and use appropriate supports through the NDIS.
The NDIS participant and provider myplace portals will undergo maintenance between 08:00PM Australian Eastern Time (AET) on Saturday 3 November 2018 and 12:00PM AET on Sunday 4 November 2018. During this time the “View Plan” tiles will not be available to portal users.
The Federal Government has announced a new national standard for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), improving diagnostic consistency across Australia.
Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, and Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today welcomed the release of the national guideline, funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency.
NDIS participant, Martika Lahne is the talk of the Lismore Country Women's Association (CWA). The 19-year-old not only won first place for her fruit cake in the renowned North Coast Show, she also scored second place for the same cake, beating a well-known local champion who hadn't been defeated in years!
While the Collingwood Magpies just missed out on the AFL premiership, it was great to see their cheer-squad being inclusive. NDIS participant Linda Blaik was invited to the footy recently by cheer-squad president Joffa, to be part of the atmosphere at the MCG.
On 28 September 2018 The Australian published an article which included information about the profile of the National Disability Insurance Agency's (NDIA) expenditure.
The NDIA is unable to reconcile the expense data provided in The Australian article. In the interest of transparency, the NDIA is providing the details of its operating costs to ensure the correct facts are on the record.
NDIS Website, Participant and Provider myplace portals and the Provider mobile application will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance from 8pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDT) Saturday 18 August 2018 to 6am (AEDT) Sunday 19 August 2018
183,965 Australians are now benefitting from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), an increase of 13 per cent on the last quarter, according to the latest COAG NDIS Quarterly Report for 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018.
The NDIS participant and provider myplace portals and the NDIS website will be unavailable between 11:00 PM Australian Eastern Time (AET) on Saturday 14 July 2018 and 5:00 AM AET on Sunday 15 July 2018 for scheduled maintenance.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is seeking suitable organisations to partner with to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) and Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in Western Australia.
From 1 July 2018 people with disability in new regions and age groups in five states across Australia, will be eligible to access the NDIS, improving the lives of people with disability across Australia.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission will start operating in NSW and SA on 1 July, in this week's Q and A we answer some questions about what the Commission is and how it affects provider registrations.
A range of new pricing arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will begin from 1 July to support the development of a sustainable and vibrant disability services market and lead to better outcomes for NDIS participants.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has made positive progress in resolving the periodic ICT issue that is impacting some staff and our Partners’ ability to access our business systems remotely.
Senator for Western Sydney and Minister for Defence Marise Payne today joined Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan in Penrith for the official opening of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission.
On Friday 25 May, Prime Minister, The Hon Malcom Turnbull MP, announced a landmark agreement between the Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments. The arrangement ensures the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW - the first state to officially sign up to the full scheme.
With lived experience and undisputable knowledge on disability Tam Poingdestre and Kylie Dowles are well placed when it comes to better educating businesses about how to be more inclusive and accessible.
The NDIA has been progressing work on the recommendations of the Productivity Commission's Review of NDIS Costs. Among those recommendations, the Productivity Commission identified that the NDIA Lists used to assess eligibility for entry to the Scheme should be monitored to ensure they are working as intended.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) today released its strategy to ensure people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can access the world leading National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
For 45 years, Robyn Iredale has cared for her middle child, Marty. Now, with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), she is able to hire the right people to support her son to transition from home to his own place.
Ethical Coordination of Supports Director, Tanya Darwin, talks about what she does as a Coordinator of Supports and how the support can help high needs NDIS participants. She also talks about opening her own business in the unchartered disability sector environment.
Greg 'Birdman' Bird loves to take part in Back To Back Theatre's annual weekend performance workshops, aptly named CAMP (Come And Make Performance).
The return CAMP participant said he is always looking for opportunities to perform in community theatre projects but finds it difficult to participate with his disability because he needs support to help him act.
"I get incredible support from Back To Back. They get it. Everything is accessible and there's no issues getting around. I feel completely at home there," he said.
How does SIL funding work in a group home if not every one has 24 hour support funded? Can I pay for therapy upfront and then ask to be reimbursed? What happens if my child turns 7 while waiting for an ECEI meeting? Find these answers and more in this week's Q and A.
Jontee Brown is the embodiment of the National Wheelchair Basketball League – the sacrifices made to play the game, the thrown-in-the-deep-end improvement demanded on them, and the way the game hooks them in so they can’t get enough. It might all come at a huge cost physically but Jontee says it’s all worth it.
Through consultation and ongoing engagement with participants and the sector, we have received feedback on the need for improved information on Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), the SDA Provider and Investor Brief is now available and provides information on a number of areas.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has engaged Serco Citizen Services Pty Ltd (Serco) as its service delivery partner for contact centre services in a two year contract. Serco will be operating the NDIA contact centre services out of locations in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Are you blind? Do you have low vision? Do you have a print disability like dyslexia, or have a condition preventing you from holding a book, like Parkinson's, then make sure you watch or take part in free Vision Australia Public Library's free 101 Online Webinar this morning.
With School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) included in Daniel's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan, he has learnt new work-related skills while contributing to, and participating in, his community.
In response to feedback from participant and provider groups, and the Productivity Commission Report on NDIS Costs, the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) commissioned McKinsey & Company to undertake an Independent Pricing Review (IPR) in June 2017.
South Australians aged 18 to 64 years living in the Adelaide Hills, Western Adelaide and Eastern Adelaide regions and Victorians living in the Bayside Peninsula joined more than 140,000 Australians already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on 1 April 2018.
The NDIS website and Participant and Provider myplace portals will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance from 10pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on the 31 March to 7am on 1 April 2018.
Do you have multiple disabilities and multiple specialists, do you need to know who fills out your access request form? Do I need a disability worker to sign up or can I self refer? We have the answers for you in this week's Q and A.
The NDIS website and Participant and Provider myplace portals will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance from 8pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) Saturday 17 March 2018 to 8am AEDT Sunday 18 March 2018.
As she prepared for her turn as Queen’s Commonwealth Games relay baton bearer, Lynne Foreman contemplated the Geelong city block she was about to conquer and took a moment to ponder just how far she has actually come.
Will servicing and maintenance of my Assistive Technology be covered? How long before the end of my plan should I hear from the NDIA? What if my condition isn't in the list? Read the answers to this week's Q and A.
The relationship between start-ups like AbilityMate, Makerspace, Enabler and HireUp and the disability community may be in the honeymoon phase, but a long union seems assured. They all seem to have one thing in common – a shared love of making a difference.
The Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) today released the Independent Pricing Review (IPR) Report undertaken by McKinsey & Company, giving in principle support to all of the Report's 25 recommendations.
Sonia Hume wants you to know that people with intellectual disability can make caring and capable parents. She knows, because she's one of them.
This is the message Sonia is sharing as part of her job with Mainstream and Me, a national project that has received more than $1 million through a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant.
Why is the NDIS supporting Mardi Gras? Why is the word 'insurance' in the name of the Scheme? Will NDIS pay for the difference for my son to attend 1:1 swimming instead of a group class? Find the answers in this week's Q and A.
NDIS Participant and Provider myplace portals will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance from 8pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) Friday 23 February 2018 to 8am AEDT Saturday 24 February 2018.
A grin from ear to ear is what Coffs Harbour parents, Lyn and Glen Legge, noticed when daughter Tiana came home from her very first Girl Guide sleepover.
The 10-year-old had never experienced any independent social activities without her parents but now under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), they said it's no longer the case, it's all changed and "it's just so good and refreshing".
To Benjamin, birthdays are "Hooray Days", and as one of Toowoomba's first National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, he will love celebrating Carers Queensland's one-year anniversary as an NDIS Partner in the Community today.
Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan announced on Friday $47 million in Early Childhood and Early Intervention (ECEI) services from the Turnbull Government would be provided through the South Australian Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) across the state from March 2018.
While most NDIS participants will have their housing needs met through options delivered by the jurisdiction in which they live, historically SDA was, and still is, in short supply. In response to a Disability Reform Council request we have commenced consultations with stakeholders to provide further information and consider ways to encourage and build the market.
Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has lots to celebrate this year - the iconic parade is turning 40, same sex marriage laws passed recently and Cher is joining the party! For the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Northcott, People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA), the Mardi Gras is also a time to recognise that people with disability aren't all heterosexual and, like everyone, have a right to sexual expression and inclusion.
We encourage participants to be aware of potential scams with people claiming to be from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) attempting to collect personal details via telephone, email or social media.
As the NDIS rolls out to even more new locations we are receiving a very high number of requests from people to access the scheme. To meet this need, the NDIA is working hard to make sure our responses are timely and efficient.
In the latest of our series of updates about improvements to the Participant and provider pathways we talk about where the pilot is taking place, changes to the privacy setting in the myplace portal, information about the upcoming National Provider Forums, testing of a provider feedback tool and the Assistive Technology market.
Geelong teenager, Sammy McCombe has Albinism. With it comes vision loss but thanks to a range of technologies she can now purchase with her self-managed National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds, her entire world has opened and it may lead to a stellar modelling career.
To work successfully in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) environment, the Victorian State-wide Equipment Program (known as SWEP) started restructuring its business model early. It implemented various strategies, which it said helped it to stay abreast of the new reform and to remain viable and competitive.
From 1 January 2018 people with disability in new regions and age groups in three states across Australia will be eligible to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), improving the lives of people with disability across Australia.
Every year, Queensland's Woodford Folk Festival strives to remove barriers to inclusion to make the event a place where everyone can escape from reality and immerse themselves in the "Woodfordia" culture and community.
Thanks to everyone that contributed to our Q and A, we answered your first questions in February and have continued to do so every week since. This week we explain 'in-kind' support, talk about the gap in private health insurance for Allied Health Srvices and point you in the right direction for ECEI. Q and A will return on Monday 8 January.
Guide Dogs Victoria are working to roll-out the installation of beacon technology in a variety of important public spaces, which leads to significantly greater inclusion and access for people with vision impairment.
The report in The Australian published on 11 December regarding the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staffing profile is wrong - the NDIA senior executive service (SES) is not made up with more contractors than Australian Public Service (APS) staff.
NDIS Participant and Provider myplace portals and the NDIS website ndis.gov.au will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance from 8pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDST) Saturday 9 December 2017 to 10am EDST Sunday 10 December 2017.
New survey results from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) show the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is supporting Australians with disability to participate in the community, increase their independence and exercise greater choice and control.
The figures come as Australia marks International Day of People with Disability, (3 December) a day to celebrate the many contributions people with disability make to our community.
We are making a change to the myplace participant portal from Saturday 2 December. This will mean you or your nominee will have the option to share parts of your plan with providers who have an active service booking with you.
Our weekly Q and A is now live! We know people have lots of questions about the NDIS and we try our best to answer in detail as many questions as we can.
Some questions which are highly technical nature can take longer to answer and we won't be able to respond in the week and others answers may be in areas where there is still policy to be agreed between the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments
In 2018 the NDIS will be hosting NDIS Provider Forums across Australia. The forums are an opportunity for providers to hear the latest from the NDIA and key stakeholders in the sector and include opportunities for questions and answers
NDIS Participant and Provider myplace portals and the NDIS website ndis.gov.au will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance from 8pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDST) Saturday 18/11/2017 to 8am EDST Sunday 19/11/2017.
The biggest shift at Pinarc has been cultural, starting with language. Staff across the organisation no longer treat or refer to those they help as clients. “Purposefully we use the word ‘customer’ to keep reminding people that these are people who are in control of their money, and are making their own choices.” Read about the top to bottom change this provider introduced to accommodate the arrival of the NDIS.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has been advised of a data breach involving a third party contractor engaged to provide expense management services, impacting four Australian Government departments, including the NDIA.
The NDIS is now available to more Australians with disability, with existing Queensland clients in Rockhampton and all eligible Victorians in Inner and Outer Eastern Melbourne able to enter the NDIS from 1 November.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has published its 2016-17 Annual Report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Agency and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the first year of full Scheme rollout.
The NDIS is a new way of providing disability supports, and an important part of being an NDIS participant is having choice and control over the funding allocated to you in your plan to achieve your goals.
The NDIA is now accepting applications for ILC Jurisdictional Based Grants in NSW, SA and the ACT. Just over $80 million of funding is available over 2018-19 and 2019-20 for this round and organisations can apply for grants of up to two years.
NDIS Participant and Provider myplace and NDIS website will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance from 8pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDST) Saturday 21/10/2017 to 8am EDST Sunday 22/10/2017.
The NDIA is currently seeking organisations to deliver Local Area Coordination Services and/or Early Childhood Early Intervention Services in areas of Queensland, Northern Territory and Victoria that are scheduled to transition to the NDIS from July 2018 and for ECEI Services already transitioned into the Scheme in New South Wales.
How do I find a support coordinator, My child's assistive technology has broken. How do I get it fixed, Can I purchase apps using my NDIS funding, Does the money for plan management come out of your child's allocated funding, or is it added to the funding, When I get the NDIS will I lose my Centrelink Mobility Allowance
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has an Independent Pricing Review (IPR) currently underway that will make recommendations about future pricing options for NDIS services, including Short Term Accommodation.
Making sure your funds are used for what you want; will NDIS fund an integration aide in an independent school; tips for a planning meeting for a child - read about all these and more in this week's Q and A.
This week we answer questions about Assistive Technology (AT), how to manage multiple plans in the same family, advice on Medicare and health fund rebates and counselling support for families and carers.
Marly was born at the same time as the elephant Mali at Melbourne Zoo. Marly's grandfather penned a song called “Two Marlys” to celebrate their joint birthdays. It’s one of Marly’s favourite songs and she is always asking her dad to sing it. It shows just how important music is to this family.
Graeme Dargie’s first experience with the NDIS was as the parent of a son with disability. Intrigued by the focus on choice and control for participants, he made enquiries about how he could get involved.
An Independent Pricing Review of NDIS supports is currently being undertaken by McKinsey & Company on behalf of the NDIA. The Review team will be conducting a series of open provider forums throughout September 2017 and we invite providers to attend.
Blind Football Australia want people who are blind or vision impaired to know they can get involved in football, have fun, make friends and build their skills. And maybe even one day represent their country!
What is the NDIS process for a child diagnosed as ASD? What is reviewable and what is not? Is there an allowance to pay for rego and servicing of a modified vehicle? Find out the answers in this week's Q and A.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached a major milestone with 100,000 Australians with disability now having choice and control over life-changing support delivered through the Scheme.
Between July and September the National Disability Insurance Agency will be surveying around 6,000 participants and their families and carers to see how they are progressing in different areas of their lives.
For the past 8 months, Ella has been a part of the NDIS school to work transition, a project to help high school students with disability receive the support they need to prepare for work and community life.
In this short video, Ella and her Mum Leanne talk about skill building through the project and Ella’s school to work transition experience.
In June and July 2016 advance payments were made to a number of self-managed participants to support them during the transition to the new NDIS portal. These payments were made to ensure participants continued to receive supports.
These participants received an advance payment to help them pay for their supports. The NDIA now needs to acquit these advance payments. If you are affected by this you will be contacted by phone, mail and NDIS myplace portal to explain how the offsetting process will work.
Construction has commenced on the new National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) headquarters in Geelong.
Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, who today turned the ‘first sod’ on the site, said the signing of an Agreement for Lease on the new building reflected the Australian Government’s commitment to the Geelong region.
“The construction of this state-of-the-art, fully-accessible NDIA national office on Malop Street will create hundreds of local jobs and $120 million worth of investment,” Minister Porter said.
The Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that Mr Rob De Luca has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the NDIA. Mr De Luca will commence his three year appointment on 28 August 2017.
Meet John, a father of two children with disabilities. Watch the video on how his journey with the NDIS is giving him time to himself. It has also enabled his children Bridget and Riley to become more independent.
The Board overseeing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will draw on an expanded Independent Advisory Council (IAC) from July this year, ensuring broader representation for people with disability during this critical period for the NDIS.
Professor Anne Kavanagh had spent years studying how society can impact a person’s health, why factors like employment, housing, socio-economic status, gender and race all play a role in determining who among us is well and who is sick.
Amy English said it was a bitter-sweet moment when son, Alexander, who has Autism, no longer needed National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support because he had achieved all his milestones and was now ready for school.
Rachael Laing and Kurt Banks’ five-year-old son, Joseph, uses eye-gaze technology to communicate – a piece of assistive technology they say they would never have been able to afford without the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
People across Australia are getting NDIS ready in anticipation of 1 July when people in new areas across the country will be eligible to access the NDIS in a number of new regions and age groups across five states and territories.
Bianca’s face lights up when she dances. Thanks to Deakin University’s ALLPLay Dance program and the NDIS ILC National Readiness Grants, she has found a dance school that caters for her and her friends.
The Board and Executive Management team of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) wish to provide information to the Scheme’s existing and potential participants, their families, carers and providers regarding major work that is underway to deliver a significantly upgraded quality of participant and provider experience in a way that remains consistent with maintaining the Scheme’s financial sustainability.
The NDIS myplace participant and provider portals and the NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au will not be available between 11.00pm Eastern Standard Times (EST) Saturday 27 May and 6.00am EST Sunday 28 May due to a myGov infrastructure update.
On 26 May 2017, the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments announced an agreement to bring forward the NDIS start in the next three Queensland regions to roll out, with Queensland Government disability clients in Ipswich, Bundaberg and Rockhampton gaining early access to the NDIS.
The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, has announced just over $14 million dollars in grants for organisations around the country to help make sure people with disability are connected to their community.
This Father’s Day will be different for Maitland dad Timothy Christian. That’s because the development of his son, 11-year old Connor, has improved since he started receiving support from the NDIS in November 2016.
“Connor is a happier boy, he is learning emotions and how to communicate, with this he is building a relationship with me which is stronger than ever,” said Timothy.
Twenty-two grants totalling close to $3 million have been awarded to organisations by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to make the ACT more accessible and inclusive of people with disability.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has carefully considered the Federal Court decision handed down on 28 March 2017 in relation to the case of Mr Liam McGarrigle.
Because this is effectively a test case with implications for the long-term financial sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the NDIA has decided to appeal the Federal Court decision to the Full Court and has lodged an appeal today.
In 2016, The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched a project to provide support to consumers with disability, and to empower them with tools and information to make informed purchasing decisions. Under the Australian Consumer Law, every consumer has rights when buying products or services, whether this is in-store, online, at home or even over the telephone.
The NDIA is currently seeking organisations to deliver Local Area Coordination Services and/or Early Childhood Early Intervention Services in areas of Queensland, South Australia and Victoria that are scheduled to transition to the NDIS prior to July 2018.
“A woman with a congenital hip disorder, bone-on-bone arthritis, a displaced knee and an entirely unrelated case of Lupus walks into a bar” isn’t exactly a traditional opening line for a joke. Yet comedy and disability can be powerful allies, as Laura Campbell knows well.
Four local service providers will share in $85 million of funding to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in Victoria to support the rollout of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2017.
Feros Care has been announced as the successful Local Area Coordination (LAC) partner in Barossa, Light and Lower North and Northern Adelaide to support the rollout of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2017.
The $23.3 million investment will see Feros Care provide services focussing on participant capacity building, including plan development, implementation and review.
In Victoria's Wimmera, Bev Young is trying to keep tabs on her footballing sons; Clinton played for Hawthorn in their 2008 grand final and five of her six boys are still playing. There was a time not so long ago when she wouldn’t have been able to count 24-year-old Lachie among them, but she can now.
Two local service providers will share in $17.6 million of funding to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in the ACT to support the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Providers may be reviewed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in relation to supports funded for a NDIS participant. Providers are required to supply any information requested by the NDIA in relation to the provision of supports within a reasonable time frame. This activity is provided for under the Agency Terms of Business that are a requirement for all registered providers.
The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, will today launch the NDIA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy and Rural and Remote Strategy in Cairns.
These Strategies outline how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be delivered to all eligible Australians regardless of where they live and in a culturally respectful manner.
The Chairman of the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Dr Helen Nugent AO, has announced the reappointment of the NDIA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Bowen, for a period of up to six months from 9 May 2017.
With an eye to International Women's Day, Robyn Lambird's message for all women is simple: pursue your dreams. People are going to tell you that you should do something else, that you should be more realistic. But there comes a time when you've just got to do what you're passionate about.
Meet Oni; one of the more than 60,000 participants now receiving support under the NDIS. Oni is a Year 11 student who is already working part-time so that he can enter the workforce as soon as he finishes school.
Five local service providers will share in $75 million of funding to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in Queensland to support the rollout of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2017.
"Advertising should be bold and reflect the world in which we live. With one in five of us living with disability, it’s a natural part of the human experience and, like other forms of diversity, it should be represented, not excluded." Cátia Malaquias has taken on the challenge and has made great inroads to having children and adults with disability represented in mainstream advertising campaigns.
Join our webinar on developing and starting your first plan. If you have questions about getting ready for your planning conversation or want to hear about how you may best implement your plan, this is the webinar for you!
He’s played for Australia in indoor cricket and a decade of basketball for Victoria too, and while he took wickets steadily throughout the week – including two in the final – his highlight was simply catching up with mates from other states who he hadn’t seen in ages.
LAURA Scurr has been in the same wheelchair for 22 years. The Toowoomba businesswoman is one of the first people in the region to have their National Disability Insurance Scheme plan approved, which means a new chair.
Up to 1300 new jobs are expected to be created in the Northern Territory by 2020 as a result of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The figures are revealed in the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) Northern Territory Market Position Statement (MPS), which has been released today, and estimates a total workforce of between 2,150 and 2,700 at full scheme in 2020.
"From the bottom of my heart to the end of my last breath, I’m thankful to NDIS for my son to be walking, talking and making possible all that he can do in the future." - Devi, mother of NDIS participant Ram, on how the NDIS has helped her son.
For West Australian Bronwyn, last year was “horrendous” after the sudden death of her partner Neil from lymphoma and a subsequent move to the Maylands home they had chosen together.
Bronwyn, who has degenerative neurological condition Huntington’s Disease, is looking forward to a better 2017 thanks to the love and support of her family and friends, and the assistance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
To help build awareness and understanding of the NDIS in the Australian Deaf Community we have recently developed NDIS communications materials as Auslan videos, which are now available on the NDIS website.
This Christmas will be very different for the Hughes household, with five-year-old Caitie able to speak clearly for the first time, sing and — perhaps most importantly — tell her parents what she wants from Santa.
There are some important changes to our normal operating hours this Christmas holiday period. Many services will not be available on the public holidays and there will be reduced services at other times. The information here outlines how you can contact us over the Christmas holidays.
The Board overseeing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be expanded from 1 January 2017 to ensure it has the disability service, financial management, corporate governance and insurance-based expertise needed to guide the $22 billion scheme through its critical three year expansion to 2019-20.
The NDIS is the new way of supporting people with psychosocial disability. NDIS participant Kylie knows first-hand the nuances of psychosocial disability and shares with us how her life and the life of her family has improved since she joined the NDIS.
From Early Childhood partners in Charters Towers, Queensland, to Local Area Coordinators (LACs) in Greensborough, Victoria, our partnerships help provide local knowledge and experience in delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
"Dignified Access" occurs when all participants, providers, other visitors and employees have a safe and equitable access and a dignified user experience at all NDIA centres. Dignified Access considerations applies to people with both visible and invisible disabilities and barriers.
When NDIS participant Aran Miller was born 22 years ago and diagnosed with Down Syndrome, his sole sibling – sister Narelle, who is almost 20 years his senior – vowed that he would never be given a label.
NDIA Strategic Advisor, Peter de Natris, was recently interviewed by ABC's Babytalk program about how parents of children aged 0-6 can work with the NDIS to support their children and help them achieve their goals.
The National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) Market Approach statement seeks to support growth in the sector by outlining how the Agency will work with industry and the wider community to facilitate major growth in the size, number and range of disability support providers and the services they offer.p>
The National Disability Insurance Agency’s Maryanne Diamond, General Manager Media, Communications and Engagement Division, has been announced as one of four finalists in the 2017 Victorian Australian of the Year Awards.
Today, the NDIS continues its expansion across Queensland to include people with disability living in Mackay, Isaac and Whitsundays.
This is a significant day for people with disability, their families and carers in these communities.
To mark the Melbourne Cup carnival award-winning Australian writer Peter Hanlon has caught up with Geelong NDIS participant Brett Denham and his mother Michele about his work in the stables and passion for the Geelong Cats football team.
More Queenslanders will soon have access to the life-changing National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as it rolls out to people in the local government areas of Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday from tomorrow.
The NDIA has released a Request for Tender for "Independent Benchmarking Survey Management Services", as part of the implementation of the Service Provider Benchmarking function. Find out more about Benchmarking and the Request For Tender.
Sarah Johnson, Scheme Actuary from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has been recognised for her vital role in the formation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), being named the 2016 Actuary of the Year.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is developing a new benchmarking function that will help existing and aspiring National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providers compare their operations with other providers in the market.
To mark the start of the Paralympics award-winning Australian writer Peter Hanlon has caught up with local Geelong athletes Richard Colman, Sam McIntosh and Jemima Moore about their pathway to Rio 2016.
The National Disability Insurance Agency welcomes the review of the implementation of the NDIS myplace portal - announced by the Hon. Christian Porter MP, Minister for Social Services and the Hon. Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services.
On 1 July 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) moved from trial to full scheme transition - a move that included the introduction of a new ICT system to support the NDIS to be implemented nationally over the next three years.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) today released the Market Position Statement (MPS) for South Australia to inform current and prospective providers, and market stakeholders of the opportunities the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will create in South Australia in the coming years.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS) will move from trial to a national scheme roll out from 1 July 2016. To support the national roll out of the NDIS a new Participant Portal, called ‘myplace’ will be introduced from 1 July.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) today released the Market Position Statement (MPS) for Queensland to inform current and prospective providers, and market stakeholders of the opportunities the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will create in Queensland in the coming years.
Close to 25,000 Australians with disability are now receiving the supports they need to live more independent lives, according to the latest quarterly report from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
With all states and territories now committed to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is calling on communities, businesses and people right across Australia to get #ndisready.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) welcomes the Willing To Work National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability report from Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan.
The National Disability Insurance Agency offices and the NDIS Call Centre will be closed on Monday 25 April 2016 for the ANZAC Day national public holiday. Normal operating hours will recommence on Tuesday 26 April 2016.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is pleased to present the Victorian Market Position Statement (MPS), the second of a series being developed to inform market stakeholders and help current and prospective providers of supports and services prepare for the opportunities that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will create in coming years.
The NDIS will transform access to affordable, stable and accessible housing by giving people with disability real choice and control around where they live and who they live with - a basic human right for all.
Following national consultation on the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Pricing and Payments framework, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released the SDA Position Paper on Draft Pricing and Payments. The paper is designed to provide advice to the market and to give stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback on the NDIA’s approach.
For the first time, a nationally-consistent approach to supporting children with developmental delay or disability will exist with the release today of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is providing assistance to more than 22,000 Australians with disability according to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) latest quarterly report.
There are some important changes to our normal operating hours this Christmas holiday period. Many services will not be available on the public holidays and there will be reduced services at other times. Please find more information below of how you can contact us over the Christmas holidays.
Read about how the NDIS is bringing choice and control to the life of 19-year old Kirby in this month's eNewsletter.
Also featured this month: The NDIS Assistive Technology Strategy, The Joint Standing Committee’s second report, North Queensland prepares for the NDIS and Simone’s Digital Dreams to come true.
At its meeting on 13th November 2015, the Disability Reform Council (the Council) endorsed a pricing framework, “The Specialist Disability Accommodation Pricing and Payments Framework” (the Framework) to guide the approach to the implementation of specialist disability accommodation supports in the NDIS. View the Framework (DOCX 60KB).
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is seeking a range of innovative ideas on possible housing pilots that will provide specialist disability accommodation for participants for whom such provision by NDIA is both reasonable and necessary.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support to Australians with disability. It is the biggest social reform in Australia since the introduction of Medicare. But reform takes time.
After much anticipation, the National Disability Insurance Agency have begun the development of their ICT strategy for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), being led by Marie Johnson, Head of Technology Authority, NDIA.
The NDIA's Assistive Technology strategy has been released. Technology is increasingly enabling people with disability to perform tasks they could not otherwise do, to perform tasks more easily, and to perform them more safely and securely. It is allowing many people with disability to reach their potential at home, in their community and in the workplace.
The National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA’s) 2014-15 Annual Report tabled today shows the NDIS is continuing to deliver better support for people with disability, their families and carers. It describes what we have done and how we have managed our resources to build and operate the NDIS. It demonstrates that participants are experiencing increased opportunities to live ordinary lives and fulfil their goals and aspirations.
In our Living My Plan video, five NDIS participants talk about how their NDIS plans have changed their lives. Catch up with the participants as they explain how the last year has gone and where they want to take their plans next.