It starts with recognising your child needs support. Then, you have to prove they are eligible for it. Finally, you have to find the appropriate support. There's help available along the way.
People with intellectual disability experience higher rates of mental ill health than the rest of the population, so NDIS can be doubly relevant.
Shared ownership schemes can unlock access to suitable housing, although these are less common in Australia than overseas, write Ilan Wiesel and Karen R Fisher.
Many people eligible for the NDIS are likely to miss out on its benefits, including people who don't identify as having a disability or who don't know how to apply, writes Karen R Fisher.