One of the core principles of the NDIS is the recognition that disability is not solely a medical issue but rather a social one. Therefore, the scheme emphasises helping participants with medical and therapeutic interventions while also helping facilitate social inclusion and community engagement. It aims to foster an inclusive society that values and embraces the contributions of people with disabilities. The scheme operates under the principle that the participants should have control over their lives and the support they receive. So, it focuses on individual needs and goals, providing a broad range of support services, including but not limited to assistive technology, therapy, personal care, and help with employment and education.
With the NDIS, the Australian Government aims to empower the participants to lead fulfilling lives and actively participate in their communities by shifting the focus to the individual needs and aspirations of the participants. The initiative has brought significant changes to the disability support landscape in Australia, representing a fundamental shift towards a more inclusive and equitable society for all Australians.