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"That first week, I was terrified ... There was no safety net anymore. There were no nurses or people to help. It was just me .... That was really scary and I felt ill-qualifed in that first week."

- Kylie, wife of a young Stroke Survivor

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Where do I begin?

What payments can I start looking into?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) helps people with a disability who are under the age of 65 get the support they need. NDIS participants get funding for services to help with daily life, be involved in their community and reach their goals.

Navigating the NDIS can be a bit of a challenge. Our video series is designed to make it easier. The videos feature young stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, advocates and NDIS local area coordinators. They share some of the challenges of adjusting to life after stroke and explain how to navigate the NDIS to get what you need.

Our NDIS video series was kindly supported by a grant from the National Disability Insurance Agency.

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What is a stroke?

A stroke is when blood can’t get to all parts of your brain.  

Blood flows through your arteries. Arteries are like tubes or pipes. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients for your brain cells. Your brain can be injured if blood can’t get through.  

Your arteries can get blocked. This is called an ischaemic stroke.  

Your arteries can break. This is called a haemorrhagic stroke.  

Do you know the signs of stroke? What are the causes of stroke?

Find out more in Learn about stroke

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