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NDIS keywords and glossary

Here are some of the key terms that you need to know as you enter into the NDIS:

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) planner.

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance program that supports people with cerebral palsy and their support network to prepare for their session with the NDIA planner.

One hour session led by our experienced team to walk you through the planning and funding process of the NDIS, how you can prepare, how it will impact you and you can ask any question you like.

*where funding and supports are managed by the participant and their family

*a disability support provider that has met the NDIS requirements for qualifications, approvals, experience and capacity for the approved supports and the quality standards of the jurisdiction in which they operate

*a participant’s plan that includes the participant’s statement of goals and aspirations and the supports required by the participant to attain their goals— informal, mainstream and NDIA-funded as approved by the NDIA CEO

*funds included for reasonable and necessary supports for participants in approved plans.

*the term used by governments to describe the activities that will be supported by the NDIS to promote the social and economic inclusion of people with a disability including people not receiving individualised funded support from the NDIS (formally known as ‘Tier 2’). The activities include providing information and making linkages and referral to community or mainstream services, building the capacity of people with a disability, families and carers, building community capacity, building mainstream service provider capacity, and local area coordination

*the Agency’s mechanism for measuring success for people with disability in areas like choice and control, social inclusion, education, employment, health and housing

*a way of measuring the aggregation of whether or not participants’ goals are achieved combined with whether the Agency is meeting its objectives

*an approved plan consisting of a participant’s statement of goals and aspirations and the reasonable and necessary supports approved by the NDIA CEO

*the supports that are funded under the NDIS Act. The NDIA publishes operational guidelines to assist decisions on what is to be deemed a reasonable and necessary support.

*the term used by the Agency to describe the funding available for the supports available to an individual participant

*assistance that helps a participant to reach their goals, objectives and aspirations, and to undertake activities to enable their social and economic participation

The NDIS website has a comprehensive list of all the key terms and

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