Acronym
Description
AAT
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
AHPA
Allied Health Professionals Australia
AT
Assistive Technology
CICD
Community Inclusion and Capacity Development
FaHCSIA
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
ICT
Information and Communications Technology
LAC
Local Area Coordinator
NDIA
National Disability Insurance Agency
NDIS
National Disability Insurance Scheme
RMR
Risk Management Rules
WHODAS
World Health Organisation Disability Assessment Schedule
ADL
Activities of Daily Living
Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme
Funding under the Programme will be available to people aged above 65 years with disability who received specialist disability supports, but who are not eligible for the NDIS
Early Childhood Partner
The Early Childhood Partner will work with the families of children aged 0-6 who may have developmental delays or disability to identify the child’s needs and potential short-term interventions.
Early Childhood Early Intervention
Stands for Early Childhood Early Intervention.
ECIS
Stands for Early Childhood Intervention Services
Funded supports
Are supports funded by the NDIS
Informal supports
These are supports available in the community, not funded by the NDIS and can include family, friends and social networks
Participant
Is an individual who is eligible for the NDIS
Payment request
Refers to how providers will receive payment for supports provided.
Plan Manager
This funded support assists a participant to manage their funding.
Registered provide
Is an organisation registered with the NDIA to provide NDIS supports.
Service Agreement
Is a written agreement between a provider and a participant.
Service Booking
These can be made through the myplace portal by either the provider or the participant (or by a Plan Manager where a participant’s funding is managed by the Plan Manager)
SIL
Supported Independent Living refers to funded services provided to participants to support them to live independently.
STA
Short-term Accommodation refers to supports previously known as ‘respite’. It describes supports provided for a limited period of time, typically delivered in a group-based facility.
Support Coordinator
Is a funded support which assists participants to implement their plan, manage their supports and build participant capacity tomanage their own supports.