Your introductory guide to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

It is a new way you will get support and services from the government and is different from how it works now, so let’s talk about it

5 easy steps

1. Choose to work alone or find a friend or supporter to do the activity with you at your own pace

2. Watch the video, pausing to discuss

3. Print out and read the workbook together (or watch the video). The workbook can be downloaded by clicking the image on the right

4. Complete the quiz at the end of the book

5. Print out and complete the certificate

For more information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, visit the NDIS Website.


More information

The NDIS is a new way for people with disabilities to get government support for programs and services they need for support to make independent living as easy as it can be.

The NDIS is different to the way disability support now works: with the NDIS, you have the choice and control to decide what support you want and who will provide this.

The NDIS will help people with disabilities achieve their goals: this may be more involvement in the community, getting a job, being more independent or finding a new place to live.

To make understanding the NDIS easier, OC Connections has created a short video and an easy-to-follow booklet that outlines what the NDIS is, who can get the NDIS and why it’s a better way of supporting people with disabilities.

You may decide to watch the video, read the booklet (or both) either by yourself, with a friend, or perhaps with a family member.

When watching the video, don’t forget to pause whenever there is something you want to think, or talk about.

The booklet can be downloaded and printed, allowing you to read it at your own pace. It features a short quiz that can be done to see if you are eligible for the NDIS.

For more information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, either contact OC Connections on (03) 9569 0603 or email us, or visit the NDIS website.