The NDIS recognises that each person’s disability and support requirements are unique. Hence, depending on a person’s individual needs, extent of disability, and level of assistance, it offers participants financial support. Participants can then utilise their allocated funds to access the type of support services they need to lead an independent life. It takes a highly person-centric approach that enables eligible participants to avail of highly personalised plans that outline their specific goals, aspirations, and the nature of assistance they require. Under this scheme, all participants are eligible for availing of various areas of support, such as daily living assistance, therapy services, employment support, and community participation.
Overall, the NDIS represents a transformative approach to disability support while emphasising the rights and individuality of people with significant or permanent disabilities. It strives to build a more inclusive society where all individuals have the opportunity to achieve their goals, participate fully in their communities, and lead meaningful lives.