Participants with sensory disabilities in the NDIS

The Participants with sensory disabilities in the NDIS 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 better understand participant characteristics, participant outcomes and market trends.

As of 31 March 2021, there were 33,500 participants with a primary disability that lies within the sensory disability grouping (hearing impairment, visual impairment and other sensory/speech impairment). This cohort makes up 7.4% of all Scheme participants with an approved plan.

The report summarises available information, for participants with a sensory disability, on:

  • Participants – co-disabilities, participation rates by location and age, along with participant profiles across various participant characteristics including age, gender, remoteness, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) status and Indigenous status.
  • Participant experience – measures of the Scheme as experienced by the participants, including access decisions, Participant Service Guarantee (PSG) metrics, plan management type, exit rates, complaints and Administrative Appeal Tribunal cases. 
  • Committed supports and payments – the amount, distribution and types of supports committed in plans and how the plans are utilised by non-SIL participants, split by characteristics such as age and time in scheme.
  • Participant goals, outcomes and satisfaction – this section starts with participant goal-setting rates for each of the outcome domains, followed by the baseline and longitudinal outcome measures for participants and family/carers including whether they think the NDIS has helped them improve outcomes. In addition, results from the Participant Satisfaction Survey (PSS) are also presented. 

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This page current as of
1 July 2021