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We have compiled links to a range of resources to assist you with questions about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), general information and planning.
Australian Government departments
The Department of Social Services (DSS)
The Australian Government’s main source of advice on social policy. This department is responsible for Supported Employment through Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE’s).
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
An independent agency, whose role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.
Office of the Children’s Guardian
The Office of the Children’s Guardian was established under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 to promote the interests and rights of children and young people living in out-of-home care. The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will mean parents and carers of children and young people with a disability will have greater choice about the services they use, with that in mind the Office of Children’s Guardian has developed new resources called Safe Space to help parents and carers choose organisations or individuals to work with their child.
To access these resources visit http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/safespace-training-for-disability-sector/safespace-resources
General information and advocacy
National Disability Services (NDS)
The National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing more than 1100 non-government service providers. Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability.
Family Advocacy works with families to promote and defend the rights and interests of people with developmental disability.
Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS)
The Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) is a specialist legal advocacy service for people with intellectual disability in New South Wales. The IDRS work with and for people with intellectual disability to exercise and advance their rights.
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability
The peak organisation in NSW representing the interests of people with intellectual disability.
Disability Online provides links to disability resources and events in Australia.