NDIS

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.

NDIS

Understanding 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.

NDIS Resources

Snapshot of NDIS Resources

One 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 website has a lot of NDIS information to help families/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.

ADECAction on Disability in Ethnic Communities – is a Registered Interpreting Service under the NDIS. Details and languages covered can be found on their website here.

Clickability is a useful Australia wide interactive website with information about service providers, blogs and the opportunity for participants and their families to lodge reviews about service providers.

NDIS information

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.

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission was launched in Victoria on 1st July 2019. Information about the Commission is on their website www.ndiscommission.gov.au.

To access the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework click here.

The framework is designed to ensure high quality supports and safe environments for NDIS participants.

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