National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Are you eligible for the NDIS? Do you live in NSW or ACT? We are here to help you. Cerebral Palsy Alliance has been involved with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from the start in the key trial areas in NSW and ACT then as part of the bigger roll out. We have all the information, insights, learnings and tools to help you along your journey.

We can help you be NDIS ready with an NDIS information session or a FREE one-to-one preparation support meeting.

Already in the NDIS? We have the occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, exercise physiology, services and supports to help you achieve your goals. We have sites across NDIS NSW and NDIS ACT.

Your NDIS journey in five steps


Attend our info sessions


Get ready at our planning & support sessions


Make your plan with the NDIA


We turn your plan into reality together


Ongoing support and revision of your plan

What is the NDIS or NDIS scheme?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and their carers. NDIS funding means that the individual can set their own goals, create a plan on how to achieve them and decide how they will manage those funds.


How does the NDIS work?

If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will receive funding on an annual basis to purchase the supports, services, aids and equipment that you require.

Your needs will be assessed in a planning and assessment process managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides a number of support options to help get started with your NDIS planning and ensure you get the most from your plan.

You can choose to manage your own funds, in which case you make claims to NDIS directly. You can also ask the NDIA – the agency responsible for administering the NDIS to manage your funding for you.


People who meet the following criteria may be able to access the NDIS:

  • Have a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities
  • Are under 65 years of age when you first access the scheme
  • Are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa

Use the NDIS Access Checklist tool to find out if you are eligible to receive assistance from the NDIS.

Want to know more about the NDIS? Check out our Frequently Asked Question page.