Access Request Form
This is the form which people with a disability fill out to find out if they are eligible to become an NDIS participant.
Carers are often a family member of a participant who provides emotional, physical and mental support. Carers cannot be a paid or voluntary worker.
An NDIS participant’s plan documents their goals and the kinds of support they need to work towards the outlined objectives. A first plan is what happens at the beginning of a participant’s engagement with NDIS and outlines the beginning of their journey.
This is the kind of support that participants pay for or book.
Guardians are often (but not always) the parents of a participant. Guardians are engaged in a formal caring role in which they act for the participant.
Informal support is when a participant receives any kind of help, advice or assistance – mental or physical- from those people around them, eg. family, friends, neighbours or partner.
Local Area Coordinators
These are local organisations that work in conjunction with the NDIA to help participants, families and carers in the local area gain access to the NDIS. These coordinators help people with a disability to connect with support services and also assist with the creation and management of their plans.
Nominees are appointed to make decisions and act on behalf of a participant in the absence of a parent or guardian.
This statement gives information on the NDIS participant’s life such as a description of their daily life, their short term goals, their long term goals, the support they have in their life, their relationships and living arrangements.
Person with Disability
A person with disability is defined as anyone with impairments, participation restrictions (unable to participate in aspects of family, community and social life) and activity limitations (struggles to participate in common, age-appropriate activities).
Each NDIS participant has their own unique plan. This plan is a written agreement and features the needs, goals and reasonable necessary supports of the participant which the NDIS will fund.