National Disability Insurance Agency
The NDIS is a ground-breaking scheme to assist Australians with disability to fully realise their potential to participate in and contribute to society and to have their say in their own future.
By 2019, the NDIS is expected to provide about 460,000 Australians with the supports they need to live an ordinary life. This is the most significant social and economic reform in Australia since Medicare was introduced in the 1970s.
The NDIS allows people to buy services with their individualised funding, to support their social and economic participation and help meet their goals. It streamlines access to services and makes significant savings through economies of scale and eliminating duplicated services. This means that regardless of the nature of a person’s disability or where they live, they can equally access support.
The NDIS was initiated by the Australian Government and enshrined in bilateral agreements with state and territory governments. AHA was engaged to assist with the NDIS trial phase and then entrusted with a wider role when the scheme was rolled out nationally in July 2016.
AHA has a team of experts solely engaged in facilitating the smooth delivery of the NDIS. The team comprises experienced disability specialists, including psychologists, speech pathologists and other health professionals.
Further information about the NDIS is available at www.ndis.gov.au.
The scale, pace and nature of the changes the NDIS is driving are unprecedented in Australia and AHA is proud of its continuing role in delivering the means by which Australians with disability can enjoy an enhanced quality of life.