Our history

Inclusion Australia (NCID) works as a federated model and comprises six State agencies where we bring together people from all over Australia to support and advocate for people with intellectual disabilities.

Inclusion Australia is the recognised national peak body with the single focus on intellectual disability − our actions and priorities centre on issues that affect the lives of people with intellectual disability and their families.

Our mission is to work to make the Australian community one in which people with intellectual disability are involved and accepted as equal participating members. This is why Inclusion Australia receives policy advice from the Our Voice Committee, the membership of which is exclusively people with intellectual disability. You can read more about Our Voice here.

Inclusion Australia (NCID) was formerly known as the National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID) and was established in 1951 by parents and friends in an endeavour to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disability and to fill the need for national unity and information between like-minded organisations.

We look forward to working with you to make Australia a better place for people with intellectual disability.