National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australia-wide scheme to support people with disability and will replace the current NSW disability support system. NSW Government departments and agencies will continue to make their services accessible and inclusive of people with disability.
The National Disability Insurance Agency
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the independent agency that delivers the NDIS. The NDIA is responsible for assessing the eligibility of participants and working with them to develop support plans that meet their needs. The NDIA will also support the delivery of broader disability supports in the community.
Transitioning to NDIS
The NDIS will roll out across NSW between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018. A trial of the NDIS commenced in the Hunter region in July 2013. An accelerated transition commenced in the Nepean-Blue Mountains region on 1 July 2015 for children and young people aged between 0 and 17.
Meeting the educational needs of students with disability
Education providers in NSW will continue to meet the personalised learning and support needs of students with disability under the
Disability Standards for Education 2005.
Under the Standards, education providers make reasonable adjustments for students with disability to access education on the same basis as other students. Education providers work closely with parents and carers in providing adjustments and supporting students with disability.