National Disability Insurance Scheme
AFSA has been monitoring the progressive introduction of this new way of funding and providing disability services. This section of the AFSA website contains information that may be of assistance to parents, carers and families of people with an ASD to help in the preparation of support plans and management of NDIS funding.
The AFSA Facebook page is another source of information – Like us on Facebook to make sure you get the latest NDIS news and where you can post comments about your own experiences with NDIS.
The NDIS take a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
Here is a short video to try and help you understand the role of the NDIS. You can visit the official NDIS website here. For more information specific to Victoria, including roll out details you can click here.
Snapshot of NDIS ResourcesOne of the most comprehensive NDIS guides for parents and carers of children with a disability can be found on the Raising Children website click here for more information. Carers Australia Vic have prepared a very useful set of NDIS Snapshots for Carers – an easy to use (on any device platform) information set for busy parents/carers. We came across this item from the Have Wheelchair will Travel blog – it is an excellent outline of one family’s journey with the NDIS and is well worth a read. We also came across this update “Seven ways to be a smart shopper under the NDIS” produced by Consumer Affairs Victoria which has advice for consumers when selecting service providers. ADEC – Action on Disability in Ethnic Communities – is a Registered Interpreting Service under the NDIS. Details and languages covered can be found on their website here.
Code of Conduct
In May 2017 – The NDIA released a Discussion Paper relating to the proposed Code of Conduct (Quality and Safeguarding Framework) for NDIS service providers. Further information and links can be found here. AFSA has submitted a response to this Discussion Paper. You can download a copy here.