How do I get started then?

You can go to the  Access Checklist  page on the NDIS website. This is an accessible on-line list of questions and will tell you in a few minutes if the NDIS will be likely to support you. It checks information about you and any supports you may need to live your life. It is an easy needs-based assessment, rather than ruling in or out a specific type of disability. It also checks where you live so you can find out when the NDIS is coming to your area.

If you currently use disability service and support providers, the NDIA or one of their representatives will be getting in touch with you before you transition to the Scheme so that you can start planning. You can call the NDIS on 1800 800 110 or you can get in touch with them online.

You can also talk to your current service and support providers about the NDIS because they are getting ready for it too.