NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is a new way to provide support.  It will pay for interpreting for medical appointments and in your workplace. It will also pay for things like early intervention for children, in-home help, learning Auslan, hearing equipment and community participation.  

It will not pay for things that other services should provide. For example,  Schools, Hosptials, Centrelink and Police will still need to pay for your interpreter.  

NDIS will take three years to roll out across Australia, starty July 1 2016 and completing roll out June 30 2019.  If you are eligible, you can still join after it has rolled out.

What is the NDIA?

The National Disability Insurance Agency.  A non-government independent statutory body responsible for  the NDIS.