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WHAT IS THE NDIS?
The NDIS (or National Disability Insurance Scheme) provides individualised support for individuals 0-65 with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday life. They provide information and referrals, links to services and activities, individualised plans and where necessary, supports over a lifetime. This includes reasonable and necessary financial support based on individual needs and goals. Individuals and their families accessing the scheme will have planning meetings and access to Community Connectors to help them develop a plan. Plans are reviewed at least annually.
WHEN WILL NDIS ROLL OUT IN MY AREA?
In some areas that have already rolled out the Department of Social Services (DSS) and National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have contacted families already accessing services (such as HCWA funding) to let you know when the best time to transition will be. This will happen again in other areas but we also suggest you contact NDIA directly to find out when the best time to apply would be, especially if your HCWA funding is coming to an end.
WHAT WILL BE COVERED BY THE NDIS?
Funding will be dependent on need, goals and existing supports. The amount your child is eligible for may change from year to year and you may not be eligible for funding every year. You will have an opportunity to meet with a planner to discuss this. You can also review the Getting Ready Plan template designed by NDIA to help you consider your child's current needs, supports and goals.
For further information, please see the NDIS website at www.ndis.gov.au or you can call 1800 800 110.
WHAT NDIS SERVICES DOES ACPC DELIVER?
ACPC can deliver the following services for those eligible or receiving NDIS funding:
Supports will be provided in a context of a therapeutic setting (face to face) by a psychologist/ qualified therapist for the duration of the units decided together with the participant/ their trusted person as part of the service agreement.
HOW WILL PAYMENTS BE MADE?
We accept different methods of payments for the supports:
Please note the following:
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING IN THE FIRST SESSION?
You will need to bring your NDIS Approved Plan Summary to the first session which states the summary of areas approved and budget allocated for each intervention area.
Our goal is to ensure your advocacy needs are met through the process of continuous engagement and genuine understanding of your needs