The NDIS is focused on three areas which are designed to consider all the supports a person may need:
The Insurance Safety Net: Social participation, community awareness about disability issues, promoting inclusion and opportunities
Information, Linkages and Capacity Building: Connecting people to the right support, building the capacity of mainstream services to engage with people with disability, building individual capacity and local area coordination
Funded Support Packages: Individual funding packages to people with disability to give them choice and control over how they access support services
Who is eligible?
The NDIA website has useful information on eligibility for the NDIS – refer to: https://www.ndis.gov.au/search?keywords=What+is+an+Access+Request+Form or call 1800 800 110
How will a person know when it is time to transition?
If a person already receives specialist disability support from the NSW Government, there is nothing further to be done until the person is contacted by the NDIA.
If you would like to know more about how and when the NDIS is being rolled out in NSW please click here
Where can I learn more about transition?
The NSW Government has established a website that focusses exclusively on transition for people with disability living NSW – refer to http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/