NDIS Teacher resources and information about post school options to assist their students’ transition from school.
This be used in conjunction with the relevant Education Department’s current policy, guidelines and practice. It is not the intention to provide additional work, but rather assist teachers in identifying useful relevant resources for students who are considering the post school options, including accessing the NDIS. School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) is an NDIS funded post school support which aims to build capacity for school leavers with a disability, but this is only one option. Below is a list of links that you can access for more information as well as share with your students and their families.
Guide to being an NDIS participant
The key roles of Local Area Coordinators (LACs), and where to find your Local Area Coordination service.
A workbook to help participants start thinking about things they might discuss in an NDIS planning meeting.
Explains how planners use the NDIS Act to determine what types of supports will or will not be funded.
Explains the responsibilities and processes involved in self-managing an NDIS budget.
How to start using NDIS funded supports, understand budget management options, make payments, and engage with providers.
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) information:
A basic infographic that explains what SLES is and the types of supports students can receive with SLES funding.
A printable resources that explains SLES in plain English for participants
Frequently Asked Questions about SLES.
To assist with finding the right provider to help participants achieve their employment goals.
To help planners or LACs understand how to best support participants to achieve their goals.
An infographic that shows various pathway options for students leaving school, NDIS fund reasonable and necessary (R&N) employment supports in Community Participation (CP), School Leaver employment Supports (SLES) and Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE)
Other useful links to help families:
Further information about post school programs and supports outside of the NDIS.
A flowchart of pathway options for secondary students, a Ticket To Work resource.
How a DES (a mainstream service) can help, what types of services there are, and how to register.
Guidelines for DES Eligible School Leavers program.
Information about what ADEs are, their background, and their future.
NDCO have developed a collection of disability type specific NDIS pre-planning resources for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training, designed to be used before starting a tertiary course at university or with a vocational education and training provider. These booklets will help participants identify what supports they may need, who is responsible for providing them, and how to access them.