National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
If a child is aged birth to seven years and has a disability, or there are concerns with their development, they may be eligible to receive supports from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The NDIS has been developed to provide support for Australians with disability in accordance with an approved NDIA plan. The NDIA assesses a child’s eligibility for funding supports and works with their family to develop support plans based on their aspirations and goals for their child.
Families of young children with developmental concerns can be supported by a NSW Early Childhood Intervention partner through the Early Childhood Approach. These support providers can be accessed through an early childhood education service or selected from the list of NDIA partners on the NDIS website. These providers will also support families with children who have a disability to develop their NDIS plans.
The NSW Government has developed a website specific to support the information needs of people in NSW.
Navigating the NDIS can be complex and complicated for families. A new infographic is available to help future participants find out who can help and when in the cycle they can be contacted. View the infographic on key roles and terms in the NDIS.
For further information check the Early Childhood Early Intervention guide.
Other information relating to school aged children is also available.