Access Request Form – the form people fill out that helps NDIA identify if a person is eligible to become a participant.
Access requirements – criteria someone must meet to become a participant in the NDIS.
Community services – activities and services such as social, study, sporting or other interests that anyone can access.
Formal supports – supports participants have to book and pay for.
Informal supports – unpaid support which is provided by a family or friend carer and not a paid service provider or formal volunteer.
Local Area Coordinators (LACs) – NDIA staff who link people with disability to the NDIS and service providers, and build the capacity of individuals, carers and the community to support people with disability.
Nominee – a person who can act or make decisions on behalf of a participant.
Participant - a person with disability who has an individual support plan and their supports paid for by the NDIS.
Planner - a person who works for the NDIA and whose job it is to help participants put together their individual support plans.
Planning meeting – a conversation where a planner, a participant and any other person supporting the participant work together to develop an individual support plan for the participant.
Reasonable and necessary supports – things which are funded under the NDIS Act to help participants undertake daily activities, participate in the community and achieve their goals.
Self-managed – participants receive all or part of their NDIS funding and they manage their payments for supports and pay their providers directly.
Service agreement – a contract between the participant and the service provider they have chosen to deliver the supports in their participant plan.
Service provider – a disability support provider that has met the NDIS requirements for qualifications, approvals, experience, capacity and quality standards to provide a product or service.
Support plan – a document that lists a participant’s goals, which services and supports they already receive, and what funded supports they can receive through the NDIS.
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