The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can help you with your education.
The NDIS funds a variety of services, training and equipment to help you, and also provides what it calls education systems funding.
Some things the NDIS funds to help you with education include:
- self-care or eating support
- specialist training of teachers and other staff about your needs
- specialist transport
- transportable equipment such as wheelchairs or communication devices
- therapies delivered during the day
The NDIS can also use an education systems fund to cover:
- the time of teachers, learning assistants or other support personnel such as Auslan interpreters
- general support or resources for teachers and other educators or staff
- therapy for education purposes
- aids and equipment
- building modifications
- transport to activities
- day-to-day supervision, including behavioural support
If you’re designing an NDIS plan or updating the one you have, remember to think about how the NDIS can help you pursue your education.
If you or your supporters have any queries about the NDIS, you can call People with Disability Australia's (PWDA's) Information, Intake and Referral Service on 1800 843 929.