The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is how the Australian government provides funding to people with disabilities to make sure they have the supports and equipment they need to live an ordinary life.
Below are links with information about the NDIS and some ways you can prepare yourself to go to a planning meeting with an NDIS planner.
Information about the NDIS (in Auslan)
Senses Australia – information on NDIS (Webinars and with Auslan/Captioning)
WA Deaf Society – About NDIS (videos with Auslan)
Senses Australia – NDIS in Western Australia
Information about the NDIS (in English)
Blind Citizens Australia – NDIS information
NSW Deaf Society – About NDIS
Information for people with deafblindness, families of children with deafblindness, and carers to help prepare for the planning meeting
Picture my future – process for pre-planning with people with communication issues (videos with captions)
The Getting Ready for my NDIS Plan booklet for Kids is downloadable from the NSW FACS website:
Association for Children with a Disability NDIS Planning Workbook:
Carer’s Australia NDIS Planning Workbook:
Information about Independent Assessments
Statement on NDIS Independent Assessments, Written by Disabled Peoples Organisations and Disability Representative Organisations: