The National Disability Insurance Agency
The NDIA makes decisions about whether someone is eligible to become an NDIS participant and, if so, how much funding they will receive. This is based on legislation called the NDIS Act 2013 which sets out what supports and services are considered reasonable and necessary for the NDIS to fund.
- Find out more about the NDIA.
Early childhood partners
The early childhood approach helps children younger than 7 who have a developmental delay or disability. Early childhood partners deliver the early childhood approach.
Early childhood partners employ early childhood educators and allied health professionals who help children and their families access supports and services that are tailored to the child’s individual needs and circumstances.
Early childhood partners also help with connection to other appropriate supports such as community health services, playgroups and educational settings.
Local Area Coordination partners
- Local Area Coordination partners employ Local Area Coordinators (LAC) who help people understand and access the NDIS. They also work with NDIS participants to develop and use their NDIS plan.
- For most people aged seven years and older, an LAC will be their main point of contact for the NDIS.
- An LAC will connect people with disability to supports, services, activities in their community and other government services. LACs also work in communities to help them become more accessible and inclusive for all people with disability.
- LAC partners in the community.
How do I find out my local early childhood or LAC partner?
Visit the locations page or call 1800 800 110 to find your local early childhood partner or LAC partner.
National Community Connectors Program (NCCP)
The National Community Connectors Program (NCCP) was developed for community groups who might need additional support to access the NDIS because of social, cultural and economic barriers.
The four identified communities are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities
- people experiencing psychosocial disabilities and
- ageing parents or carers of people with disability.
Community Connectors play a critical role in identifying and engaging with people with disability and their representatives.
Collaborating with LAC and early childhood partners, Community Connectors are able to help participants who require additional assistance to access the NDIS and use their plan.