The National Disability Strategy (NDS) is a ten-year national plan (2010-2020) for improving the life experiences of Australians with disability, their families and carers. It seeks to foster an inclusive society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens. It was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in February 2011.
The NSW plan recognises the importance of ensuring access to mainstream services and opportunities so that people with disability enjoy the same rights and opportunities that others take for granted, including access to health services. NSW Health contributes to the success of the implementation plan in a number of key areas, particularly under NDS outcome area 6: Health and Wellbeing.