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Fact Sheet

Intellectual disabilities affect someone’s intellectual skills and adaptive behavior, such as the ability to learn, communicate, reason and retain information. Children with an intellectual disability do not learn at the same rate as other children, often reaching developmental milestones later than others, or in some cases, not reaching them at all.

Fact Sheet

Deafblindness, also called dual sensory impairment, is a lifelong condition that refers to the combination of having a loss of both vision and hearing.

 Autism is a developmental disability that is a lifelong condition. It affects people’s behavioral patterns and the way that they communicate in social situations and interact with the world.

A letter from a Support Worker can be provided as evidence for a person with a mental health condition requesting access to the NDIS. This is an opportunity for the Support Worker to summarise their observations regarding how mental health conditions impact the life of a person they work with, and to provide more information or context to the evidence provided as part of the NDIS access request.

The NDIA’s national mental health team ran over 50 workshops on mental health and access to the NDIS across all State and Territories in 2018/19. The workshops had over 1,000 mental health professionals and 400 Local Area Coordinators attend. The FAQ’s listed in this document were those most often asked throughout the workshops and detailed in collated feedback forms.

A Streamlined Access Process was initially introduced for participants transitioning from Commonwealth mental health programmes: Partners in Recovery, Day to Day Living and Personal Helpers and Mentors.

A person wishing to apply for the NDIS needs to provide evidence that they meet the NDIS eligibility requirements. This document will specifically detail Section 24 of the NDIS Act, the disability requirements. The prospective participant may need support from other people such as a carer or support worker to gather the evidence for their access request. The below information is to assist anyone completing or supporting someone completing an access request.

IgniteAbility Small Business Start-ups is a pilot program established by Settlement Services International (SSI) to facilitate business creation for people with disability who are passionate about establishing a small business or expanding an existing one.

Positive, safe and respectful relationships are important because they're fundamental to health and wellbeing.

By learning about MS, you can help people who have MS make the most of life.