The NDIA helps facilitate independence for participants by supporting their social and economic participation. This assists people with disability to live ordinary and fulfilling lives. This is done against a backdrop of understanding their mainstream and informal supports.
The NDIA helps participants achieve this by providing them with funding for reasonable and necessary supports, empowering them to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and the delivery of their supports.
This Chapter sets out key activities and areas of work undertaken by the Agency in 2016-17 in pursuit of this objective:
- improving the experience for participants and their providers;
- providing early intervention and long-term outcomes for young children through the Early Intervention and Early Childhood approach;
- promoting choice and control through self-management of NDIS funds;
- delivering support to people with psychosocial disabilities through better understanding of the NDIS;
- creating pathways to employment and improving economic outcomes for young adults through the School Leaver Employment Supports initiative;
- supporting NDIS access and meaningful outcomes for diverse communities through targeted strategies; and
- supporting a more inclusive Australia through Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC).