The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants report is part of a series of publicly shared reports released by the NDIA as part of the Agency’s commitment to sharing data. This is in addition to the comprehensive quarterly and other reports regularly released to assist stakeholders to better understand participant outcomes and market trends.
The purpose of this report is to present information on the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants, and to compare this experience to that of all other participants. As of 30 June 2019, there were 16,417
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants in the NDIS, making up 5.7 per cent of all Scheme participants.
The report summarises available information on:
- Participants – Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants (e.g. age group, disability group).
- Committed supports, payments and utilisation – the amount of supports committed in plans, the amount of payments made for supports received and the amount of the plan budget utilised.
- Participant outcomes – participant baseline and longitudinal outcome measures for participants and family/carers, as well as results from the participant satisfaction survey.
This data has been collected through the planning process. Participants have regular discussions with their planners and local area co-ordinators to establish their needs and implement their plans. These meetings include as many people as necessary to support the participant, so that language barriers are overcome and cultural sensitivities are respected in ways that enable the participant to best access what they need from the Scheme.
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