National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

People with disability have the right to decide their own best interests, and to have choice and control over their lives and the supports they receive. Through the NDIS, people with disability will be able to access the reasonable and necessary supports they need, to live the life they want and achieve their goals and aspirations.

The NDIS helps people with a disability to:

  • access mainstream services and supports
  • access community services and supports
  • maintain informal support arrangements
  • receive reasonable and necessary funded supports.

If you are living with epilepsy and qualify for the NDIS, you will need to develop a plan that identifies the necessary supports you require. You will need to ensure you include all the necessary epilepsy support services you require in your plan to enable you to safely access and participate in community activities, education and employment.

If you are not eligible for the NDIS, Epilepsy Action can still assist you with our services, support and resources.

Information about Epilepsy Action and the NDIS can be found here.

More NDIS information

  • Our 7 step planning checklist will guide you through the NDIS process.
  • To find out if you can access the NDIS, check out the requirements here.
  • The NDIS website has lots of information and resources available to help you navigate the scheme and determine how it will work for you. You can also call the NDIS info line on: 1800 800 110

To discuss your epilepsy related needs and prepare for your planning meeting with a National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) representative, contact Epilepsy Action on 1300 37 45 37 (1300 EPILEPSY) or [email protected]