An independent body that conducts reviews of administrative decisions made under Commonwealth laws.
An agreement between the Commonwealth and a state or territory that formalises the commitments of each party during Scheme rollout.
Estimates for the number of people expected to enter the NDIS by quarter in each state and territory over the next three years. These figures are estimates only.
Refers to organisations and sole traders who deliver disability support services and the peak bodies that represent them.
Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach
This is the approach delivered by the NDIS to support children aged under seven years with developmental delay or disability and their families/carers to achieve better long-term outcomes through support services in their local community, regardless of diagnosis. The ECEI Approach is based on the principles of best practice in early childhood intervention and allows for access to timely, targeted and individualised early childhood intervention supports for children.
Individual living options (ILOs)
Living arrangements that focus on the individual. They include Living Alone, Co-Residency, Host Arrangements and Living Together options. They are an alternative to group home services.
Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC)
The part of the NDIS that provides information, linkages and referrals to connect people with disability, their families and carers, with broader systems of support.
Sharing the costs of disability services and supports across the community. Placing emphasis on making up-front investments that reduce participants’ calls on the Scheme into the future, including investments in measuring lifetime costs, research and innovation, and community capability development.
Local Area Coordinators /Coordination (LACs/LAC)
Local organisations working in partnership with the Agency, to help participants, their families and carers access the NDIS.
Partners in the Community (PiTC)
Community-based organisations who work with the NDIA to deliver the NDIS. People between the ages of 7 and 64 years of age will work with the local area coordinator partner in their local government area. Children under 7 years of age who have a developmental delay or disability will work with the early childhood partner in their local government area.
A written agreement worked out with the participant, stating their goals and needs, and the reasonable and necessary supports the NDIS will fund for them. Each participant has their own individual plan.
Specialist disability accommodation (SDA)
A range of housing designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high needs.
Supported independent living (SIL)
One type of help or supervision with daily tasks to help participants live as independently as possible, while building your skills.
AAG—Autism Advisory Group
AAT—Administrative Appeals Tribunal
AAT Act—Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
Agency—National Disability Insurance Agency
AHRC—Australian Human Rights Commission
AM—Member of the Order of Australia
ANAO—Australian National Audit Office
AO—Order of Australia, Officer in the General Division