The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolling out across Queensland between July 2016 and June 2019. Find out what Queensland's transition to the NDIS means for service providers in this short video by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
- Let's find out more from businesses about how they're getting ready for the NDIS.
- NDIS is the biggest change I've ever seen in the sector, and it's certainly the most affirmative in terms of empowering people with a disability.
- People with disability will at last have the ability to purchase the right kinds of supports so that they can have an ordinary life like everybody else. I think that's stimulating a lot of innovation from service providers.
- The range of products that we currently deliver as services will change dramatically, because what customers want out of life will actually form the basis for what those products are.
- Any changes they want are basically changes that'll take place. The service provider too will have the flexibility that they can change.
- Means the pressure is not at the forefront of your mind. What's at the forefront of your mind is, what is the best thing for this child.
- [Linda] By including people with disability in the ordinary things that everybody else does, the whole Queensland community will benefit.
- Quality professionals who give great service quickly rise to the top and become known by families because it's that whole consumer choice phenomenon.
- [Alfred] We don't want to miss this opportunity. It's given people that disability and also service providers a level of freedom that didn't exist before.
- [Linda] A lot of people out there who were previously locked out can now be included, and I think for all of us that's a really proud moment.
- Participation isn't the icing on the cake, it's the cake, and that's the NDIS.