National Disability Insurance Scheme 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national system of providing support to individual’s with disability, their families and carers.

The NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency. It is a government agency whose role is to implement and manage NDIS.

Under the NDIS, eligible people with disability have an opportunity to make their own decisions about what supports they need and who provides them. Staff from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) meet with the person to discuss their ongoing support needs and how these can be met through the NDIS. Through their plan, access to access the reasonable and necessary supports they need in their lives.

There are a number of considerations for independent schools when engaging with the NDIS plan in collaboration with the family and the individual. A NDIS Fact Sheet for Independent Schools is available in the Resources section for AISNSW member schools.