One of the fundamental principles of the NDIS is the recognition that disability is not just a medical issue but a social one as well. It aims to break down barriers and create opportunities for people with disabilities to actively participate in their communities, pursue their interests, and contribute to society. The NDIS acknowledges that each person’s needs and goals are unique. Therefore, it focuses on developing personalised plans that cater to their specific circumstances. These individualised plans cover a wide range of support services designed to address the diverse needs of every participant. These services include but are not limited to assistive technology, such as mobility aids or communication devices, therapy and allied health services, personal care and assistance with daily activities, and support for education and employment opportunities.
The NDIS represents a fundamental shift towards a more inclusive and equitable society. It provides necessary support services and promotes the rights, independence, and active participation of people with disabilities, ultimately striving towards a society where everyone is valued and included.