The National Disability Insurance Scheme is intended to give a person with disability control over the supports and services they use and over who delivers them.

People with disabilities identify their goals and aspirations and then come to an agreement with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on a plan that provides them with reasonable and necessary supports in line with their goals and aspirations.

The Scheme aims to foster the development of a market where organisations and businesses compete to deliver the individualised services and supports that people with disabilities want.

Where the desired services and supports are not yet available, people with disabilities and the NDIA can use the availability of Scheme funding to encourage innovative service and support development.

Last Modified: October 1, 2013