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NDIS Eligibility and Access

NDIS Website  
The NDIS means there is a shift from block funding to individualised funding. Welfare to Insurance and Charity to rights based. The NDIS is underpinned by NDIS Act 2013 UN Convention on rights of PWD and Productivity commission report 2011.
NDIS NSW website  
NDIS VIC website  
NDIS QLD website  
NDIS You Tube Channel  
NDIS Key Concepts are:


- Participation by people with disability - economic, education and social
- Choice and Control
- Goals and Aspirations
- Support Purpose - core, capital and capacity
- Reasonable and Necessary supports
NDIS Pathway Booklet
My NDIS Pathway Booklet
My NDIS Pathway Webpage
NDIS Early Childhood Intervention
What is the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention
Helpful resource when planning for your first meeting (HCWA table)
Fact Sheet when transitioning from HCWA and Better Start to the NDIS
Early Childhood Early Intervention Pathway
ECEI Approach (purple)
Raising Children Network

NDIS - Eligibility

Evidence of Disability (Age, residence & disability requirements)
Permanent impairment/functional capacity - no further assessment required Autism-diagnosed by a specialist multi-disciplinary team, pediatrician, psychiatrist or clinical psychologist experienced in the assessment of Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and assessed using the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) diagnostic criteria as having severity of Level 2 (Requiring substantial support) or Level 3 (Requiring very substantial support)
DSM-5 Autism criteria and Levels 1,2 & 3
What is DSM 5?
What about ASD Level 1?

If your condition is not on the list of:

  • Permanent impairment/functional capacity
  • No further assessment required

You must provide evidence of the impact of your condition on your life, including any impact on your mobility, communication, social interaction, learning, self-care and self-management.

Review of a reviewable decision

Planning for the NDIS

NDIS - My First Plan
NDIS - Getting ready for your planning conversation
Association for Children with a Disability
Every Australian Counts NDIS preplanning workbook

Who will write my plan? NDIS Planner or Local Area Coordinator or Early Childhood Access Partner

PEDI-CAT Assessment  
WHODAS Assessment  
Jack's NDIS story  
Top 10 tips: preparing for the NDIS  
1. Start today
2. Think Big
3. Write a list
4. Be specific
5. Learn the language
6. Research
7. Do the paperwork
8. Don-t sweat the detail
9. Get documents ready
10. Take someone with you


If you are not happy with the plan - request a review of a reviewable decision
Still not happy - take it all the way!
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
(You can also follow this link and check the outcome of other appeals - notable are TKCW re Listening Program, ZNDV Aspergers and OT room, PNMJ what should parents reasonably provide)
ASD Evidence based evidence informed good practice This is 80 pages long, but for those interested in the argument for intensity in early intervention - go to page 11 - -programs that have been evaluated and shown to be effective are most commonly provided for between 15 and 25 hours a week, suggesting a midpoint of 20 hours, and for at least 1 year.
The NDIS Interface - COAG Principles to Determine Responsibility Use this to fact-check when the NDIS says -the Health Dept. should fund that, or the Education Dept. should fund that-

Getting the most out of your NDIS plan

NDIS Pricing and Payment
NDIS Price Guide (VIC, NSW, QLD, TAS)
NDIS Price Guide (ACT, NT, SA, WA)
NDIS Assistive Technology
NDIS Assistive Technology Price Guide
Support Purpose
Refer to useful summary on page 10 of the price guide which includes:
Flexible between - Daily Living, Social & Community,
Consumables (and also respite which is now called Short Term Accommodation see pages 42-43)

Assistive Tech,
Home Mods,
Vehicle Mods and

Support Coordination,
Improved Living Arrangements,
Increased Social and Community participation,
Finding and Keeping a Job,
Improved Relationships (behaviour support),
Improved Health and Wellbeing (Dietetics & Exercise Physiology),
Improved Learning,
Improved Life Choices (Financial Intermediary),
Improved Daily Living (Speech, OT, Psych, Physio, Counselling and also Therapy Assistant)
There are four choices to manage your funds
Self Managed (maximum choice and control - use registered or non-registered providers)
Plan Managed (someone else processes the payment requests)
Combination (eg. Agency managed for therapies, self-managed for Core supports)
Self Managing Budgets
Payment Integrity
Choices for engaging supports
Disability Service Provider
Directly Employ
Independent Contractor
New innovations
NDIS Engaging your own staff
NDIS - Employing a support worker
Innovative online platforms for engaging support workers
Hire Up  
Better Caring  
Home Care Heroes  

For Parents who might also be NDIS providers

Costing and Pricing Learning Program  
National Disability Services  
Disability Service Consulting  

Websites and Social Media

My Care Space  
Autism Connection on the Spectrum  
The Growing Space