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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can support people with intellectual disability to work in open employment.

NDIS employment supports are designed based on individual needs. The person decides on their employment goals and how to use their supports. In this section, we explain how the NDIS can help a person with intellectual disability:

  • transition from school to work
  • find a job and get support at work
  • change jobs or start a business.
The Australian Government-funded disability insurance scheme that funds supports for eligible people with disability.
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Intellectual disability describes a range of impairments, experiences and characteristics. It can involve difficulty with communication, memory, understanding, problem solving, fine and gross motor skills, and everyday life skills.
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Open employment is when people with and without disability work together in regular jobs.
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