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General Information about The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

The rollout in South Australia began in July 2013 with 0-6 year olds and continues in 2014/15 with 6 to 13 year olds.

From 1 February 2016, children aged between 0 to 14 years of age across South Australia will continue to enter the NDIS.

From 1 January 2017, young people aged between 15 and 17 across South Australia will begin to enter the NDIS.

From 1 July 2017, adults aged 18 to 64 will begin to enter the NDIS based on where they live.

The NDIS will be operating state-wide for all age groups by July 2018.  

The website www.ndis.gov.au contains all information you need to know about the NDIS, it includes the NDIS legislation, resources and tips for how you can get involved. Click below for some of the links we may think will be useful to you:

Access Requirements: http://www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist

Please click here for Autism SA’s NDIS Factsheet.

Autism SA is registered to provide supports for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants. 

NDIS Year 2 Expansion in South Australia (updated July 2014)- read this fact sheet to have your questions answered about the scheme

NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework

Have your say on NDIS quality and safeguards

Are you interested in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The Australian and state and territory governments are working together to develop a new national quality and safeguarding framework for the NDIS. It’s about making sure people with disability are provided with quality support, choice and control to pursue their goals and aspirations.

What do you think are the best ways to ensure that people have access to high quality supports?

Take a look at the consultation paper to see what issues are being considered. Think about how the different quality and safeguarding options affect you or those you care for. Perhaps you have some new ideas for maintaining quality and safety.

Have your say on any of the key topic areas:

  • building capacity
  • monitoring and oversight
  • National Disability Insurance Agency provider registration
  • systems for handling complaints
  • ensuring staff are safe to work with participants
  • safeguards for participants who manage their own plans
  • reducing and eliminating restrictive practices in NDIS funded supports.

How to get involved

You can get involved by making a submission, joining the discussion in the online forum, completing a questionnaire or attending a public meeting.

Visit engage.dss.gov.au to download the consultation paper and fact sheets and have your say today.

NDIS 

For further information visit the NDIS website

Upcoming NDIS events in South Australia can be found via the link below. To find out more about the NDIS in your area, visit the NDIS in South Australia page.

http://www.ndis.gov.au/news/events/sa

National Disability Services NDS

NDS is the Australian peak body for non-government disability services. Through the provision of information, representation and policy advice, NDS promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability to participate in all domains of life.

Some useful NDIS fact sheets:

Free legal advice available for individuals

Adelaide Law School runs two free legal advice services for problems such as unpaid bills, utility charges and debts, hire purchase, consumer contracts, negotiating with service providers or debt recovery agencies, insurance and motor vehicle claims, and housing.

Assistance could include helping prior to issues becoming legal problems requiring court resolution such as

  • negotiating payment arrangements
  • negotiating to defer recovery action, and
  • response to letters of demand.

Assistance can also be offered when debt recovery or legal proceedings have commenced including

  • help with documents and organising defence
  • setting aside judgements already signed, and
  • negotiating payment plans or settlement.

For more information or to book an appointment, please visit the Adelaide Law School Free Legal Clinics website.  To arrange an outreach visit to your organisation please refer to the website or contact Margaret Castles at margaret.castles@adelaide.edu.au.

NDIS on radio

BINSA

BINSA selected to deliver new advocacy support service in SA as part of DisabilityCare Australia services - BINSA has been appointed by FAHCSIA to deliver the newly implemented External Merits Review Support Service (EMRSS) to those South Australians who are included in the DisabilityCare Australia services launch site co-hort. Read the media release here. If you wish to contact BINSA, please call their office on 08 8217 7600 or country callers 1300 733 049, or email emrss@binsa.org, full details are also available on the BINSA website www.binsa.org.