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14 January 2019

NDIS glossary: Common NDIS terms you should know.

Here at the Leap in! HQ, we understand that the NDIS can seem intimidating – especially when you’re new to it. It can seem like learning another language at first!

So we thought we’d go right back to the beginning and provide a small glossary of 7 key NDIS terms that often leave people stumped.

  1. NDIA
    The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is a Commonwealth government organisation whose role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
  2. NDIS
    National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
  3. Participant
    When a person is eligible for NDIS support, they are called a participant.
  4. NDIS Plan
    This can also be known as a Support Plan or just a Plan and is a written agreement which is developed with a participant. It states their goals and needs, and the support and funding that the NDIS will provide. Each plan is individually set for every participant and runs for the next 6 – 24 months.
  5. Provider
    A provider is someone who has products or services to help participants achieve the goals in their plan.
  6. Supports
    Supports are different to providers. They are a thing that can help a person undertake daily life activities and can enable them to reach their goals.
  7. Carer
    A carer is someone who provides personal care, support and help to a person with disability. The carer is not contracted as a paid or voluntary worker but is often a family member or guardian.

These NDIS terms can be a lot to wrap your head around, but we can help you unlock your NDIS.

Let us help you with your NDIS pre-planning for your first meeting or plan review to ensure you’re prepared confident and relaxed know what these NDIS terms mean.

We’ve gone into more details about some other important terms such as In-kind supports, What is a goals? and What is assistive technology?

Call us on 1300 05 78 78 to have your questions answered, to book your free NDIS pre-planning session or sign up to Leap in! plan management today.