The National Disability Insurance Scheme, also known as the NDIS, is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency, also known as the NDIA.
The NDIS is for eligible Australians who were either born with or acquire a permanent and significant disability. A ‘permanent disability’ means a person’s disability is likely to be lifelong.
A ‘significant disability’ means a disability with a large impact on a person’s ability to complete everyday activities.
The NDIS funds reasonable and necessary supports and services that relate to a person’s disability to help them achieve their goals. ‘Reasonable’ means the support is most appropriately funded or provided through the NDIS. And ‘necessary’ means something a person needs that is related to their disability. For more information click here
Navigating the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Welcome to NOFASD Australia’s NDIS Portal. This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia.
The NDIS Portal is an information hub for parents and carers of children with FASD, adults with FASD and for other family members and support people with FASD. Additionally, NDIS providers, Local Area Coordinators may also find the information in this Portal helpful.
The goal of the NDIS is to shift support funding from being based on labels and diagnoses to being about a person’s individual needs in gaining independence and integrating into the community. We understand that navigating the NDIS system and processes can be tricky at times for people impacted by FASD, so NOFASD is here to support you.