Helping kids and families get through the morass of the NDIS is the rollout’s main aim.
The Victorian government will invest $21.2 million to introduce NDIS navigators into all 86 of the state’s specialist schools by the end of 2025.
NDIS navigators will provide direct support to families and carers to help them to navigate the NDIS, including how to access the NDIS, prepare for plan reviews and access the right supports.
More than 30 schools, including the Victorian College for the Deaf, already have the funding available.
“No family should miss out on support they are entitled to, and NDIS navigators will help them find their way through what is a complex space,” said Victorian Minister for Disability Lizzie Blandthorn.