Resources

Our resource portal is here to help you build your NDIS knowledge and skills and connect you to community and mainstream supports. If you have any questions about the portal please get in touch:

Phone: 1800 794 934
Email: LAC@vinnies.org.au
Submit: a General Enquiry

Accessible Arts

Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation across New South Wales. Accessible Arts aims to make art accessible to all.

Accessible Telecoms

Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide disability telecommunications service that provides independent, up-to-date information on telecommunication products suitable for people with disabilities.

AllPlay BettaFooty

The AllPlay BettaFooty project is a culturally-tailored training program to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, with developmental disabilities, to participate in Auskick.

AllPlay Dance

AllPlay Dance is an initiative of Deakin University and the NDIA to create an evidence-based inclusive dance resource for the benefit of all kids.

Autism Friendly Charter

The Autism Friendly Charter is focused on supporting businesses, organisations and community groups to building their awareness and understanding of autism.

Belong INC

Belong INC is about empowering children and young people 12-18 years to belong in their community.

Building school capacity for an inclusive future

This project raises awareness of disability and assists teachers create a safer and more welcoming environment for all students.

Community Connection Program

SydWest Community Connection Coordinators connect people, with a disability, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to community and mainstream supports.

Community Language Resources

The NDIS has translated their resources into a number of relevant community languages.

Creating Access

The ‘Creating Access’ project commenced in October 2018 and will run for one year. It aims to build the capacity of the youth sector in NSW to be responsive, inclusive and accessible to young people with disability.

Deafblind Information

An accessible, web-based resource for people living with a combination of vision and hearing impairment. It also provides resources for families, carers, professionals and services providers.

Disability Loop

Disability Loop is designed to make information about the NDIS easy to find, easy to use and as accessible to as many people as possible.

Down Syndrome Australia – Easy Read Website

Down Syndrome Australia's easy-read website is focused on providing linkages for people, with a lived experience of Down Syndrome, to other organisations, services and peer support groups.

Down Syndrome Community Inclusion Toolkit

The Community Inclusion Toolkit supports the inclusion of people with down syndrome in the community; whether it be education, the workforce, health settings, playing sport or being out in the community.

Enable In

Enable In project works with people with disability who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and people with psychosocial disability to connect with the NDIS and NDIS services

Fact Sheet 2 – Your Planning Meeting

This easy read fact sheet will help you get ready for your planning meeting.

Fact Sheet 3 – Starting Your NDIS Plan

This easy read fact sheet will help you understand how to start your NDIS plan.

Finding, keeping and changing jobs

There are lots of ways the NDIS can help you to plan for employment. This page provides further information on how the NDIS supports you with this.

Getting Started – Arabic

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Arabic, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Arabic – Accessible

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Arabic, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the accessible version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Arabic – Outlined

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Arabic, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the outlined version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Bengali

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Bengali, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Bengali – Accessible

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Bengali, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the accessible version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Chinese Simplified

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in simplified Chinese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Chinese Simplified – Accessible

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in simplified Chinese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the accessible version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Chinese Traditional

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in traditional Chinese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Chinese Traditional – Accessible

This accessible resource has been translated into traditional Chinese to support you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – English

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in English, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Greek

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Greek, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Greek – Accessible

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Greek, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the accessible version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Italian

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Italian, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Italian – Accessible

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Italian, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the accessible version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Italian – Outlined

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Italian, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the outlined version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Japanese

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Japanese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Japanese – Accessible

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Japanese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the accessible version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Japanese – Outlined

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Japanese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the outlined version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Khmer

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Khmer, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Khmer – Accessible

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Khmer, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the accessible version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Khmer – Outlined

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Khmer, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the outlined version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Korean

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Korean, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Korean – Accessible

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Korean, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the accessible version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Korean – Outlined

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Korean, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the outlined version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Portuguese

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Portuguese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Portuguese – Accessible

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Portuguese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the accessible version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Portuguese – Outlined

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Portuguese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the outlined version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Vietnamese

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Vietnamese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan.

Getting Started – Vietnamese – Accessible

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Vietnamese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the accessible version of this booklet.

Getting Started – Vietnamese – Outlined

The 'Getting Started' booklet, in Vietnamese, supports you to get started with your NDIS plan. This is the outlined version of this booklet.

Hear For You

Hear For You is a support network of passionate deaf adults, helping & inspiring deaf teens to reach their full potential in life.

Home, equipment and supports

Assistive Technology may be included in your plan to help you achieve better outcomes in life. The NDIS provides you with information about how the scheme can support you in this area.

Hospital discharge readiness

The Summer Foundation is working with the health sector across Australia to improve outcomes for NDIS participants. This project is dedicated to improving the interface between the NDIS and mainstream services.

Housing and the NDIS

The NDIS assists participants to live independently. The NDIS provides you with information on how the scheme can support you with housing.

How the planning process works

The NDIS provides you with detailed information on the planning process and how it works.

How to review a planning decision

The NDIS provides you with guidance about reviewing a planning decision.

I have a child with hearing loss

The Deaf Society have co-designed a website for families of children with hearing loss.

Inform – National Information Hub

The national information hub produces a magazine, podcast and website. The aim is to connect people with disabilities to information to build skills, confidence and participation in the community.

Intellectual Disability Rights Services

IDRS is a free service for people with cognitive impairment across NSW. They are a disability advocacy service and a community legal centre. We work alongside people with disability to promote and protect their rights.

Knowledge Exchange Inclusion Program

Sport NSW delivers this education program to local community organisations focused on disability and inclusion.

Mainstream and Me

Mainstream and Me is empowering community members with an intellectual disability to become Peer Community Educators. Peer Community Educators deliver presentations and workshops to mainstream services, organisations and businesses.

Multilingual Disability Hub

SSI's Multilingual Disability Hub is a national multilingual hotline and website that provides relevant and easily accessible information about disability and NDIS in your language.

Muscular Dystrophy Peer Connect

Muscular Dystrophy NSW is working to establish a network of facilitated Peer Support Groups across NSW, targeting primarily those who don't have an NDIS plan, their families and carers.

National Equipment Database

NED is designed to provide you with impartial, unbiased information about Assistive Technology and equipment options across Australia.

National Resource Centre – Circles of Support and Microboards

The National Resource Centre provides people with a disability, their families and carers with tools and resources related to circles of support and microboards (COSAM). It helps you connect to COSAM organisations in your area.

NDIS and other government services

The NDIS provides you with information on how the scheme works with other government services. This includes education, health, employment, justice and family support services.

NDIS Booklets and Factsheets

NDIS have a series booklets and fact sheets to help guide you through your NDIS journey. This includes the key participant pathway booklets.

NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue

The NDIS Price Guide is a single national price guide. It provides information and guidance about NDIS prices and linked policy.

Parenting from Afar

Parenting from Afar is a project that will develop resources for parents who have a learning disability at the time when their children are placed in permanent care.

Peer Connect

The Peer Connect website provides practical information about peer support networks, having choice and control in your life, planning and decision making and the NDIS.

Peer support groups – people with physical disabilities

Physical Disabilities Council of NSW has established peer support groups for people with disability facilitated by people with disability.

Personalised assistive technology

TAD Australia is the federation of seven state-based non-profit, assistive technology providers. Our collective purpose is to provide personalised assistive technology to people living with disability to achieve independence.

Project Embark

Project Embark is a website that offers a suite of tools, resources and videos designed to support people experiencing homelessness and a mental illness access the NDIS.

Reducing younger people entering aged care

The Summer Foundation is working with the aged care sector to reduce the number of younger people entering aged care and to enable young people to live in their communities by connecting to the NDIS.

reimagine

The reimagine website will help you understand the NDIS and how it can support people living with a mental health condition.

Self Management

The NDIS provides you with detailed information about self-managing your supports and how it can increase your choice and control.

Snap that Stigma

Snap That Stigma has created video resources to build awareness of, and start conversations about, the barriers to participation for young people with disability experience.

Stroke Recovery Clubs

Stroke Recovery Clubs are a meeting place for people to share their knowledge and experiences of Stroke.

Students with no speech teachers toolkit

The aim of this online toolkit is to assist primary and secondary teachers to support the learning and inclusion of students with communication support needs.

Voice

'Voice' is the journal of Down Syndrome Australia. The journal focuses on matters relating to people with Down syndrome or intellectual disability.

Well Together

The Well Together workshops assist organisations and community groups to explore how they can build a more welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone.

Working with providers

Providers are critical to your success in accessing the NDIS. The NDIS provides you detailed information about providers and how to work with them.

Younger Onset Dementia and the NDIS

Dementia Australia have developed resource toolkit to support people with younger onset dementia, their families and carers.

Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program

The National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program provides individualised information and support to improve the quality of life for people with younger onset dementia.

Zero Barriers

Zero Barriers provides training and support to businesses, services and community groups in South West Sydney to address barriers that prevent access for people with a disability.