Department of Education

Statewide support services

Statewide support services

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National Disability Insurance Scheme - Parent information

Each child with disability eligible for the NDIS will access reasonable and necessary supports via an individual plan which will be developed collaboratively with the child, their family and the NDIS team. For many young children, NDIS plans will comprise one or more of the following: early intervention strategies, equipment, behaviour management and family support initiatives. Increasingly, early intervention, therapy and family support will be provided by non-government disability sector organisations.

Within the school system, educational programs for children with disability are also driven by personalised learning and support plans, of which the most common is the individual education plan (IEP).  Detailed plans are developed to include educational outcomes, curriculum learning areas, social needs and personal care requirements for each child. The classroom teacher(s) and support staff are responsible for implementing these plans.

Integrated planning, coordination and intervention

The Department of Education is working towards integrated planning and intervention strategies that will benefit students with disability who are eligible for the NDIS. It is anticipated that there will be a greater focus on sharing planning and using a strengths based approach to develop common goals for each student.

The aim is to develop an integrated and seamless approach that supports the student’s development and aligns with interventions in the home and community as well as with the individual’s classroom programs.

A joined-up approach in planning and strategies is designed to promote child development and educational achievement.

This approach promotes a strong interface between schools and NDIS teams. For students with disability attending public schools, it is intended that a key interface will be collaboration and partnerships between schools, the NDIS and providers.   













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Fact sheets for parents


Information for schools (PDF)                  Service provision in schools settings (PDF)                                                     


Other relevant fact sheets

For individuals and families: Changes to the funding of recreation services (PDF)




NDIS Participant booklets

Participant booklets are available to support people with disability and participants throughout their NDIS journey. The booklets are a practical tool to help people with disability, participants, their families, carers and the wider community to learn more about the NDIS, prepare for a planning meeting and to implement their plan. These can be accessed through the NDIS website:

Booklet 1 - Understanding the NDIS

Booklet 2 - Planning  

Booklet 3 - Using your NDIS plan


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Useful links

The Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability (MACD) is seeking feedback on what Western Australians expect from the NDIS. To stimulate discussion around key topics relevant to implementation of the NDIS, MACD will release discussion papers on the MACD website every two months in the lead up to full scheme transition in July 2017. More information can be found on the MACD website.

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