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NDIS Abbreviations: A Comprehensive List with Definitions for Support Categories and Professions

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

Confused by all the abbreviations used in the NDIS? Our comprehensive list includes definitions for support categories and professions, making it easy for you to navigate the system and understand the different services and supports available.


Here are some common NDIS abbreviations and their definitions:


NDIS - National Disability Insurance Scheme: The NDIS is a national scheme that provides support and funding to people with disabilities in Australia.


LAC - Local Area Coordinator: A LAC is a person or organization that helps people with disabilities access the NDIS, and provides them with information about the scheme.


ECEI - Early Childhood Early Intervention: ECEI is a program under the NDIS that provides early intervention support to children with disabilities aged 0-6 years.


SDA - Specialist Disability Accommodation: SDA is a type of accommodation for people with disabilities that is funded by the NDIS.


ILC - Information, Linkages, and Capacity Building: ILC is a program under the NDIS that provides funding to organizations that help people with disabilities to connect with their communities and build their skills and independence.


NDA - National Disability Advocacy Program: The NDA provides advocacy services to people with disabilities to help them access their rights and navigate the NDIS system.


NDIS Act - National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013: The NDIS Act is the legislation that established the NDIS and sets out its objectives, functions, and governance arrangements.


NDIS Price Guide - The NDIS Price Guide is a document that sets out the maximum prices that providers can charge for NDIS-funded supports and services.


MDS - Minimum Data Set: The MDS is a set of data elements that are collected by the NDIS to provide information about the people using the scheme and the supports and services they receive.


AAT - Administrative Appeals Tribunal: The AAT is a body that hears appeals from people who are dissatisfied with decisions made by the NDIS or its delegates.


NDIS ECEI Approach - The NDIS ECEI (Early Childhood Early Intervention) Approach is a way of providing early intervention support to children with disability or developmental delays aged 0-6 years.


ADE - Australian Disability Enterprise: An ADE is a business or organization that provides employment opportunities for people with disability, and receives funding from the NDIS to do so.


SRF - Support Ratio Framework: The SRF is a framework used by the NDIS to determine the level of funding and support a person with a disability may need, based on their circumstances.


LSP - Life Stage Planning: LSP is a planning process used by the NDIS to support people with disability to plan for their future and achieve their goals.


ILC ACT - Information, Linkages, and Capacity Building (ILC) Act 2019: The ILC Act is the legislation that establishes the ILC program under the NDIS.


ADEEP - Australian Disability Enterprises Evaluation Project: The ADEEP is a project that evaluates the effectiveness of ADEs in providing employment opportunities for people with disability.


NDIS Code of Conduct - The NDIS Code of Conduct is a set of standards and expectations for NDIS providers and workers, designed to ensure the safety and well-being of people with disability.


NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission or NQSC - The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is the independent regulatory body responsible for overseeing the quality and safety of NDIS services and supports.


NDIS Provider Portal - The NDIS Provider Portal is an online system that NDIS providers use to manage their registrations, claims, payments, and other administrative tasks.


SDA Provider - An SDA Provider is a business or organization that provides Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) to people with disability, and receives funding from the NDIS to do so.


CORE - Core Supports: Core Supports include everyday activities and support services that help a person with a disability to live independently and participate in their community. This may include assistance with personal care, household tasks, transport, and social activities.


CAP or CB - Capacity Building: Capacity Building supports are designed to help a person with a disability to build their skills and independence, and achieve their goals. This may include support with education and employment, health and well-being, and community participation.


CSDA - Capital Support for Daily Activities: CSDA funding is used to purchase items that will help a person with a disability to carry out their daily activities more independently. This may include assistive technology, home modifications, or vehicle modifications.


CPD - Capital Support for Participating in Community, Social, and Civic Activities: CPD funding is used to purchase items that will help a person with a disability to participate more fully in their community and civic life. This may include equipment for recreational activities or modifications to community spaces.


TTP - Transport: Transport funding is used to cover the costs of transport for a person with a disability, including to and from medical appointments, social activities, and work or education.


AT - Assistive Technology: Assistive Technology funding is used to purchase equipment or devices that will help a person with a disability to carry out daily activities more independently. This may include mobility aids, communication devices, or other specialized equipment.


HCP - Home and Living: Home and Living funding is used to purchase services or modifications that will help a person with a disability to live more independently in their own home. This may include home modifications, support with household tasks, or respite care.


IP - Improved Health and Wellbeing: Improved Health and Wellbeing funding is used to purchase services or therapies that will help a person with a disability to improve their physical or mental health, or manage a chronic health condition.


NDIAP - NDIA Planner: NDIA Planners work for the NDIS and help participants to develop their NDIS plan. They can provide information and guidance on available services and supports, and help participants to set and achieve their goals.


SC or SCO - Support Coordinator: Support Coordinators work with participants to help them implement their NDIS plan and access the services and supports they need. They can assist with coordinating and managing service providers, resolving issues or concerns, and ensuring that participants are receiving the appropriate level of support.


AHP - Allied Health Professionals: Allied Health Professionals include a range of health care providers such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, and psychologists. They can provide assessment, therapy, and support services to help participants to manage their disabilities and achieve their goals.


BSP - Behaviour Support Practitioner: Behaviour Support Practitioners work with participants who may be experiencing behavioral challenges or issues. They can provide assessment and intervention services to help participants to manage their behavior and improve their quality of life.


SSC - Specialist Support Coordinator: Specialist Support Coordinators work with participants who have complex needs and require intensive support. They can help to coordinate and manage multiple service providers, develop a tailored support plan, and provide ongoing support to participants and their families.



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