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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with disability to live independent, full and meaningful lives. As an insurance scheme, the NDIS means that those who are born with or acquire a permanent and significant disability, including psychosocial, will have access to the reasonable and necessary support they need to live an ordinary life. 

To join the NDIS you need to meet access requirements, complete an Access Request Form and provide supporting evidence. Anyone who thinks they are eligible for the NDIS can phone the NDIS on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS website to commence the process. 

As an NDIS participant, you will have access to a variety of funding types that you can use to purchase the supports and products you need. To name a few, you may use this funding to pay a support worker to assist you with tasks or help you access the community, attend group programs, access therapies such as physiotherapy or psychology, purchase aids and assistive technology, modify your home or vehicle to meet your needs better and have assistance to access employment.

Implementing your NDIS Plan

Navigating your NDIS funding and connecting with services that assist you can be challenging! We recommend that you request funding for ‘Support Coordination’ to be included in your first NDIS plan. A Support Coordinator will assist you to understand, monitor and implement your NDIS plan. 

MADEC has a team of highly qualified, experienced and dedicated Support Coordinators. Our team are experts at helping you access NDIS funding, understanding your NDIS plan and sourcing quality local services that best meet your individual needs. 

Contact us via sc@madec.org.au to discuss how we can assist you. Our friendly team are ready to help!