Role of ACT Government under the National Disability Insurance Scheme
In line with other states under the transition to the NDIS the ACT Government has withdrawn from the provision of specialist disability and therapy services provided by the Community Services Directorate and early intervention services provided by the Education and Training Directorate.
This will increase the range of non-government organisations working in this area, in line with the principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
With its work complete, Disability ACT wound up in June 2017. Disability ACT (DACT) provided support to 153 people with disability living in 55 households. By January 2017, six months ahead of schedule, all of the original 55 DACT households and people with disability who lived in DACT accommodation had successfully transitioned to new providers of their choice in the community sector. DACT continued until this time to work one-on-one with individuals from the Accommodation Support Service and their families to support them as they phased into the NDIS.
The ACT Office for Disability continues to provide strategic advice and practical assistance to enable people with disability to enjoy their rights as citizens of the ACT and to assist in the implementation of the NDIS in the ACT.
Involve is a movement of people with and without disability, community organisations, industry and government acting together to achieve change that empowers people with disability. We will achieve change though community designed social campaigns that focus on practical action in each priority area.