About the plan
The Plan aims to ensure people with intellectual disabilities have healthy and happy lives. It is a guiding document for services and supports for adults with intellectual disabilities and will help coordinate actions across sectors.
National Plan for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families 2023-2028
The Plan provides key actions for areas to address service quality, training and education, policy & law, financing and advocacy and is guided by the principles of rights, independence, choice and inclusion.
National Plan (Easy Read Version)
This Plan aims to ensure people with intellectual disabilities have healthy and happy lives.
Audio recording of National Plan for Adults (Easy Read version)
Goals of the Plan
The Plan has five priority areas (goals) with three to five objectives that must be addressed to reach the goal.
The Five Priority areas for Action are:
- Quality Support and Services
Ensuring that people have access to required level of high-quality, person-centred supports, and they can participate in work, recreation and other community activities.
- Training and Education for Support Workers
Providing informal careers and staff with required support, advice and training.
- Policy, Regulation and Accountability
Ensuring the necessary legislative framework, policies and governance frameworks are in place to protect people and provide oversight to services.
Ensuring that services are well managed and that finances are used effectively.
- Advocacy and Communication
Empowering individuals and their families to influence the development of services.