NDIS Teacher Resources
This information is to 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.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Students with complex support needs are encouraged to check for eligibility with the NDIS as soon as possible to ensure that supports needs are identified in relation to goals for 2021.
To see if you are eligible: https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/am-i-eligible
Or call 1800 800 110 and request an Access Request Form.
Local Area Coordinator (LAC)
The LAC Services role is to assist people with disability, their families and carers to build and pursue their goals for a good life, exercise choice and control and engage with the Scheme; The LAC works to ensure that people with disability can be supported outside the Scheme by working with communities and mainstream services to build awareness and to become more inclusive of the range of needs and aspirations of the needs of people with disability; The LAC support participants of the Scheme to navigate and optimise their engagement with the scheme and to promote opportunities for people with disability
Where to find your Local Area Coordination service
NDIS Eligibility Test
To test for eligibility call the NDIS on 1800 800 110 or go to;
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) information
Pathway to Employment for secondary students with significant disability
A flowchart of pathway options for secondary students, a Ticket To Work resource.
Pre-planning Toolkit for Higher Education or Vocation Education and Training
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.