The National Disability Insurance Scheme, otherwise known as the NDIS, is the new way of providing disability support. The NDIS will provide around 500,000 Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live a better life. The NDIS will help people with disability to achieve their goals which may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing. The NDIS also provides people with disability, their family and carers with information and referrals to support services in their community and other mainstream services. This presentation will focus on the health interface including the role of paramedics.
When the recorded presentation is made available on the website (until the end of 2020) can you please ensure it has captioning and a transcript available. Could you also please include a disclaimer that the information was correct at time of recording but is subject to change. Please visit the website www.ndis.gov.au for the most up to date information.
Presenter: Sid Sandilya is a Senior Community Engagement Officer at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the Government Agency responsible for delivering the NDIS. He has worked with the NDIA since 2015 in various different roles across the business. He has been working in the disability sector for the last 11 years and has a lived experience of caring for a family member with Psychosocial disability. Sid focuses on the Justice interface in Queensland and has been working with various stakeholders to establish and implement the NDIS referral process.
Senior Community Engagement Officer at the National Disability Insurance