About the NDIS

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

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.
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 [Capability Avenue] 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.

The NDIS provides ongoing funding for all ‘reasonable and necessary’ disability equipment, care and support services. Into the future, funding for all disability services will be allocated to individuals, not service providers. This will ensure that there is both choice and control for people with disability who decide what services and supports they need.

The National Disability Insurance Act, passed by the Commonwealth Parliament in 2012, sets out guidelines to help decide what can be funded, but generally the supports and services provided to you, if eligible, need to assist you to:

  • achieve your goals
  • become as independent as possible
  • develop skills for day-to-day living
  • participate in the community
  • work and earn money

In practice, this means providing support, as and if required, in areas including:

  • mobility
  • communication
  • self-care and self-management
  • social interactions
  • learning
  • capacity for social and economic participation

In thinking about and developing your own individualised NDIS plan, you therefore need to consider all your daily activities and the aids, equipment, training and/or support that would make your life easier, whether currently provided or not. Speak to us about this at a Preparation and Support meeting.

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.

The NDIS information session was really helpful, the presenter answered a lot of our questions and provided us with valuable information. We both walked out excited about the changes coming and how we could make this work for our daughter.

Anne, Armidale


The easiest way to get the facts and start your journey is to attend an information session, led by one of our experienced teams. These sessions include all the key information you need to understand the NDIS, key insights and learnings, and the opportunity to ask the questions about what the NDIS could mean for you personally. You will also hear from families who have been through the process – they have some great hints, tips, learnings and insights.

Assistance preparing you for your yearly NDIS planning meeting
Assistance going to school
Assistance finding a job
Assistive technology, mobility and customised seating
Behaviour support
Early Childhood Intervention
Exercise physiology and physical wellbeing services
Lifestyle supports
Therapy support

Simply call 1300 888 378 for more information about our disability supports and services or to make an appointment.

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