Resources - NDIS

Down Syndrome Association resources

Voice articles

Voice article – NDIS: From idea to policy and beyond

Voice article – Using your NDIS First Plan to build independence

Down Syndrome State and Territory resources

NDIS resources from Down Syndrome Western Australia

Down Syndrome Western Australia has put together information and resources about the NDIS for people with Down syndrome and families. The information is available on the Down Syndrome Western Australia website.

NDIS Pre-planning booklet from Down Syndrome Queensland

Down Syndrome Queensland developed this booklet with information to help you get ready for your NDIS planning meeting.

Resources from other organisations

New Participant Booklets 

The NDIS have recently released three new participant booklets. The booklets cover Understanding the NDIS, Planning and Using your NDIS plan. The booklets are available here.

NDIS Guide to Self Management

The NDIS have recently released a Guide to Self Management. The purpose of this guide is to better support participants and their nominees to self-manage their NDIA budget so they have more control, choice and flexibility in arranging and paying for their NDIS supports.  The guide helps self-managers, and people interested in self-managing their NDIA budget, understand the benefits of self-management, their responsibilities and how to self-manage effectively.

VALID’s guide to National Disability Insurance Scheme therapist reports for allied health

VALID has developed a 20-page good practice guide for therapists as they prepare reports for NDIS participants.  It was developed by advocates with expertise in providing advocacy support to people with intellectual disabilities. It uses clear sections, headings and an easy to read layout. You can find the guide on VALID's website.

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability 

The NSWCID have developed a flow chart to help GP's in regards to eligibilty and requirements for the NDIS for their patients that have a disability.  

Better Start booklet

The Better Start booklet is coming soon.