The Northern Territory Office of Disability is a part of the Department of Health and has responsibility for the provision of specialist disability support services for people with disability in the Territory.
Key Functions of the Office of Disability include:
- Disability Service Provision, including case management, specialist allied health and behaviour management services.
- Policy and planning at a Territory and National level
- Oversight of key legislation
- Reporting at a Territory and National level
- Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Trial - Barkly
- Northern Territory Companion Card
The Office of Disability works in partnership with a number of key stakeholders as part of undertaking the above key functions, these include:
- People with disability and their families and carers
- Non-Government disability service providers
- Local Government
- Peak bodies
- Northern Territory Government agencies
- The National Disability Insurance Agency
The strategic direction of the Office of Disability is guided by the Northern Territory Government's strategic goal for a Strong Community identified in the Northern Territory Government blue print Framing the Future. The vision of the Office of Disability is for an inclusive society where people have productive and fulfilling lives as valued members of our communities. The mission of the Office of Disability is to lead a quality contemporary specialist service system, to foster responsive services and to promote an empowering legislative and policy environment.