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Autism the most common impairment under NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme

According to report released by the NDIS ‘Autism and related disorders’ is the most common primary disability across all trial sites (30% of participants nationally). In South Australia, 46% of participants have Autism and related disorders listed as their primary disability due to the very young cohort of participants (0-6 year olds). In Tasmania, intellectual disability is the most prevalent primary disability at 49%, due to the young adult cohort (15-26 years). In New South Wales and Victoria, the two sites established in 2013/14 and inclusive of all ages, intellectual disability and Autism and related disorders are the most prevalent primary disabilities (32% and 23% respectively across the two sites).