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).