What is in the NDIS Act and what you need to know …
We’ve had lots of questions about the NDIS and we thought we will start giving everyone some basic info and trivia about the NDIS Act, principles and facts.
In addition to the objects of the NDIS Act there are also general principles which are to guide the actions of the NDIA when performing its functions. Below is a snapshot of some of those principles (4.4.2) –
People with disability have the same right as other members of Australian society to realise their potential for physical, social, emotional and intellectual development (section 4 (1));
People with disability should be supported to participate in and contribute to social and economic life to the extent of their ability (section 4 (2));
People with disability and their families and carers should have certainty that people with disability will receive the care and support they need over their lifetime (section 4(3));
People with disability should be supported to exercise choice, including in relation to taking reasonable risks, in the pursuit of their goals and planning and delivery of their supports (section 4 (4))