You are at the beginning of Part 1: Supporting young people to access the NDIS in our guide.

In Part 1, we will cover:

Let's begin by learning more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme or NDIS ensures that disabled people have access to the supports and services they need to live the life they choose.

The supports and services a A person who has been assessed by the NDIA as being eligible to receive supports and services through the NDIS.NDIS participant receives through the NDIS is based around their goals.

Every NDIS participant has their own unique goals, and the NDIS funding they receive is designed to support them to achieve these goals. Therefore, no two Every NDIS participant has their own NDIS plan. It is a document that has information about them, their goals and the NDIS budget they receive to pay for disability supports and services.NDIS plans are identical.

Boy with Down syndrome making cupcakes with a smiling woman

The NDIS supports disabled people to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Be independent
  • Get information about services in their area
  • Access services like doctors, sports clubs and art groups

The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time.

In this 4 minute video disabled young people share some of the NDIS supports they receive.

Many disabled young people you work with may be accessing disability supports and services for the first time through the NDIS.

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