The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing disability related supports to Australians who are under the age of 65 and have a significant and permanent disability.
Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) and the NDIS
BCA made the decision not to become a service provider under the NDIS. This means that, as an organisation, we can provide you with independent, unbiased advice on the NDIS as there is no financial incentive for us.
Below, you will find a list of fact sheets and resources that we have developed to provide you with blindness specific information on the NDIS.
If you are new to the scheme, it may benefit you to read through the fact sheets in order. Otherwise, simply access the ones that relate to your current needs.
- NDIA and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
- Preparing for your Planning Meeting
- Managing your Plan
- Change of Circumstances Review
- Additional information for dog guide users
- Accessing information in alternate formats
- Complaints and Feedback
- Glossary of terms
- Helpful contacts
National Disability Insurance Scheme Website
For general information on the NDIS, including more fact sheets and other resources, check out the NDIS website:
NDIS Price Guide
Pricing for NDIS approved services can be accessed on the NDIS website also. The current NDIS Price Guide is available here in Word format.
Reasonable and Necessary Checklist
If you manage your plan yourself or have a plan manager and are unsure about whether a support you want to purchase meets the NDIS criteria of “Reasonable and Necessary”, this checklist may help you come to a decision.
“Reasonable and Necessary” The Podcast – The Summer Foundation
Dr Taleporos of the Summer Foundation presents a weekly podcast on the NDIS, breaking down different aspects of the scheme for listeners. Podcasts are available through the iTunes app or at the link below.
Every Australian Counts
The Every Australian Counts website contains links to a number of resources developed by state and federal governments, disability service providers and related organisations as well as general information on the NDIS.
If you have questions about the NDIS, contact BCA on 1800 033 660 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.