The latest NDIS Quarterly Report for the period 1 October to 31 December, shows that the Scheme continues to grow, with 142,266 people with disability now receiving supports under the NDIS.
Of this number, 132,743 people had an approved NDIS plan and 9,523 children had been referred through the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach.
NDIA CEO, Robert De Luca said the life-changing NDIS continues to grow from strength to strength.
"The number of Australians with disability now benefitting from the NDIS has grown significantly over the last 12 months with the numbers of providers registered to deliver services under the Scheme growing from 5,110 to 12,328 in the same period," Mr De Luca said.
"These figures demonstrate the pace and successful progress of the NDIS, which will ultimately deliver reasonable and necessary supports to Australians with disability to help them achieve their goals, and increase their economic and social participation."
The report also contains survey data illustrating that the NDIS continues to support participants to achieve their goals and encourage more community participation.
Of the participants aged 25+ years who entered the Scheme in the first two quarters of 2016-17 and had their plan reviewed in the first two quarters of 2017-18:
72% indicated that the NDIS had helped them with activities of daily living
68% indicated that the NDIS had helped them with choice and control
62% indicated that the NDIS had helped them with social, community and civic participation
Read the full media release on ther NDIS website here.
22 Feb 2018