This site has been developed by Disability Advocacy Network Australia, the representative body for independent disability advocacy agencies across Australia.
Independent advocacy agencies work with people with disabilities (their families and friends) to assert and protect their rights, interests and wellbeing. Independent advocacy agencies are particularly of assistance to those people with disabilities who do not have strong personal advocacy resources or who are facing complex, challenging or intractable issues.
The website aims to arm advocates, including people with disabilities, their families and friends, with the knowledge necessary to achieve good results for people with disabilities in their interactions with National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
It is specifically targeted to provide dedicated and detailed information about the NDIS. We will continue to develop this site to become an essential repository of information over the long term to:
- inform about the entitlements of people with disabilities under the Scheme;
- assist advocacy efforts directed to ensuring that people with disabilities get support through the NDIS that suits their wishes and circumstances; and
- showcase success stories of those who have accessed support that makes a valuable contribution to their lives.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme has been in Trial phases and its processes have been constantly changing. Even those people working for the NDIA are still learning from experience to improve how the Scheme works.
Disability Advocacy Network Australia is committed to the vision of an Australia that includes and values people with disabilities and respects human rights for all. The NDIS and the NDIA are important elements in Australia achieving this vision. You can stay up to date with DANA’s activities by subscribing to our electronic newsletters.
Whether you are a person with disability, a family member or an independent disability advocacy agency, we hope that this site enhances your knowledge about the NDIS and how to effectively interact with the NDIA.