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Dream comes trueLawyer Stephen Fagg and seeing eye dog Samson

'Assistive technologies have made a difference and opened my world'

Vision and hearing loss hasn't stopped Stephen Fagg. Born with Usher’s Syndrome, the genetic disability hasn't deterred him from achieving a dream – becoming a lawyer.
 
"Assistive technologies have made a massive difference and really opened my world," Stephen says. "And it’s broken down a lot of barriers."

Keep reading: Dream comes true

Acting NDIA chief executive Louise GlanvilleOur progress so far

'We are building a sustainable support system'

We have reached several key milestones as the NDIS continues the transition to full scheme, says NDIA Acting CEO Louise Glanville.
"To date, the NDIS has provided support to children and adults with disabilities so they can enjoy everyday activities like eating out, dancing, using a playground, riding a bike, learning to drive, catching a bus and joining groups to meet people and feel more socially included."

Keep reading: Progress to date
Screen shot of video about the NDIS' arrival in the Northern Territory

Watch Dion "Cheeky Dog" Beasley and Joie star in this video about the NDIS' arrival in the Northern Territory.

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NDIS is coming to Queensland, with two offices first.

NDIS in QLD
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New trial sites have opened in the ACT, the Northern Territory and Perth Hills, WA.
NDIS near you
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Are you eligible? Use My Access Checker to see if you can get NDIS help. It's the first place to start.
Access Checker
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A key paper, prepared by KPMG, explores some issues around the NDIS transition to full scheme. We welcome comments on the paper.
Have your say
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Are you a disability service provider? You can apply to be a registered NDIS provider.
Provider info
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NDIS is on track and on budget, latest quarterly data shows.
We're on track
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Delivering the plan


At the heart of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is equity, says chairman Bruce Bonyhady.

"We are building a fair system... building it to last," he told St Laurence Community Services' national conference "NDIS: One Year On".
Keep reading: Delivering the plan
NDIA chief executive David Bowen

Facebook Live Chat


Our first interactive Live Chat on Facebook featured CEO David Bowen at the keyboard answering questions.

Check our Facebook page for future live chats.
Live Chat: See the questions

What is the NDIS? imageWhat is a trial site? Where to start? Need advice? See our fact sheets.

Fact sheets: All you need to know
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Helping families and carers

Families and carers are partners when it comes to supporting people with disability. NDIS aims to better support families and carers.

How we're working together
Video image Tina Gulino, a participant telling about her NDIS experience.

Watch: NDIS participants and families tell their personal stories.
 

'I can continue to live in my own home independently'
– Tina Gulino



 
Watch a family and planner talk about developing a plan.

Helping families: Blakeley family and NDIS planner Di Stachan talk about making a support plan, helping three autistic children.
 

'It has made a difference – financially and emotionally' 
– Nikki Blakeley

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