Early Childhood Partners (ECP) are an NDIA community partner. They provide early childhood early intervention and support for children 0- 6 years and their families.
Local Area Coordinator (LAC) is an NDIA community partner. LACs build capacity in community and mainstream services, provide information, referral and support to access the NDIS and assist in plan development and implementation. The LAC will usually be the main point of contact with the NDIS for participants.
Mainstream support/ mainstream service – any service or support which is not an NDIS disability support
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – the agency responsible for the administration of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The agency is responsible for assessing eligibility and approving plans. It may also create plans.
NDIS pathway – this is the term the NDIS use to describe how people move through the NDIS process, from access to implementation.
Participant – the term used to refer to people with a disability who meet the NDIS access criteria.