National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national scheme for people with a disability to get the support they need to manage their day-today living and to socially and economically participate in the community.

The NDIS transition rate of school aged participants in the NT is below projections, with only 346 young people aged 0-18 having entered the scheme to March 2019.

NT COGSO is committed to building the capacity of NT remote families to

  • understand disability from a strengths-based and inclusive perspective
  • navigate the IEAP process
  • form positive partnerships with schools
  • utilise school generated data to communicate their child's strengths and impairments
  • access health services to obtain a diagnosis
  • understand and access the NDIS or other appropriate therapeutic supports

The following resource documents have been developed by 'Queenslanders with Disability Network' and serve as a guide only.

Patient Information Booklet - accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aimed at parents / families and the school community.

NDIS GP Handbook - designed to support medical professionals to understand the scheme.