The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
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.
Whether you are an adult with FASD or suspected FASD or a parent/carer supporting a child with FASD, NOFASD Australia is here to support you. This website page has a range of factsheets and information to provide you with guidance. If you can’t find the answers you are looking for, please send us a message
Although a diagnosis of FASD may not be necessary to qualify for support, supporting documents will be required. This means you will need to have assessments from allied health professionals, for example, psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists or occupational therapists that demonstrate your child’s needs in relation to the activities listed below.
Both children and adults with FASD should be eligible for support through the NDIS as they most likely will have significant and permanent disability that reduces their functional capacity (ability to perform age appropriate tasks and activities), or psychosocial capacity (ability to relate to others in personal relationships, work or school).
NOFASD Australia NDIS Webinars
Understanding the NDIS
Webinar 1: Sophie, NOFASD’s COO, chat to Kurt from the NOFASD team about some of the key points when applying to the NDIS for people affected by FASD.
Understanding the NDIS
Accessing the NDIS
Your NDIS Planning Meeting
Reviewing Your Plan
Supports for Individuals with FASD
Working with Individuals with FASD – A Guide for NDIS Providers
“Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality” is a podcast series developed and presented by Kurt Lewis. This podcast will take the listener behind the scenes to chat with the people who understand FASD the most and to find out more about this surprising reality.
NDIA Operational Guidelines
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has updated their operational guidelines for List B (permanent condition) and List D (permanent impairment for children under 7) to include the contemporary diagnostic term FASD. The inclusion and recognition of FASD as a diagnostic term in the NDIS lists for permanent conditions and permanent impairments is a positive step forward and pleasing to see.
General Resources (From Other Agencies)
FASD and the NDIS
FASD & Applying for the NDIS – Information Sheet kindly provided by Kate Gray from Berry Street Take Two
NDIS myths debunked – With so much information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) out there, not everything you hear is going to be correct. This web page addresses some common myths.
Mapping My World https://www.endeavour.com.au/ndis-information – NDIS Planning Booklet and other helpful resources from The Endeavour Foundation