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Capacity Building
Programs that are designed to develop and strengthen a persons skills and abilities.

Orana offers multiple capacity building programs, find out more here.

Choice and Control
Clients are able to make their own decisions.

An NDIS participant that is receiving support from Orana.

Early Intervention
Providing support at the earliest possible stage, often in an educational setting, to reduce the impacts of disability or developmental delay.

Things that a participant would like to achieve in the future, with the help of the NDIS or services. Goals might include finding a job, moving out of home, or building on physical strength.

Local Area Coordinator (LAC)
LACs work in partnership with the NDIA to help participants write and manage their plans, and connect to services and supports.

Mainstream Services
Services provided to everyone, with or without disability. This can also be referred to as informal supports.

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
The Australian Government agency set up to run the NDIS.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The national scheme for supporting people with disability.

People with disability who have an NDIS plan.

Overnight care and supports.

Registered Provider
A person or organisation that delivers services and supports to NDIS participants. Orana is an NDIS Registered Provider.

Self Management
When a participant and their family or caregivers manage the funding and supports in their NDIS plan.

Service Agreement
A written agreement created with a service provider that sets out:

  • What services and supports the participant will receive from the provider
  • How and when services and supports will be provided
  • The costs of provided supports and services
  • The duration of the agreement

Support Coordinator
People that can help find mainstream and other disability services.

Orana offers Support Coordination, find out more here.

Supported Employment
Employment that has been designed for people with disability.

Orana provides multiple supported employment opportunities in a variety of sectors, find out more here.

Supported Independent Living (SIL)
SIL is support to help you live as independently as possible. Support could include:

  • Help with menu planning, shopping, and cooking
  • Support attending activities in the community
  • Assistance with attending medical appointments and taking care of medications
  • Help in taking care of yourself

Orana provides Supported Independent Living, find out more here.

Find out more on the NDIS website here.

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