There are many people who only dream of a life where they can do seemingly simple things like talk to a friend, go to work, or choose where to live. For these people, those ‘ordinary’ things can take a lot of effort, or are just not possible.
The Independent Advisory Council (the Council) of the National Disability Insurance Scheme carried out significant research that highlights some everyday things that contribute to ‘an ordinary life’ for everyone.
Figure 2: An ordinary life
These everyday things include:
Based on this research, the NDIS Act defines ‘an ordinary life’ as that which ‘enable(s) people with a disability to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals, and the planning and delivery of their supports’.