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NDIS: National Disability Insurance Scheme

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 PSYCHOLOGY DELIVER?

At ACPC Psychology, our highly skilled, passionate and dedicated team of psychologists can provide services which are fully funded by the NDIS.

We can deliver the following services for those eligible or receiving NDIS funding:

  • Strategies for Carers
  • Individualised Interventions
  • Improved daily living skills 
  • Group therapy & Intervention
  • A full range of developmental, cognitive, adaptive and behavioural assessments

Supports will be provided in a context of a therapeutic setting (face to face) by a psychologist/ qualified therapist for the duration of the sessions agreed with clients. 

HOW WILL PAYMENTS BE MADE

ACPC Psychology can only provide services to clients who are Self Managing their funds or have a Plan Nominee or Management Provider, given that we cannot claim our invoices with the NDIS directly.
 
- If you are Self Managing your funds, then you are expected to pay the invoices directly on the day of your visit. You will then have to manually claim the funds back from the NDIS, using the NDIS portal. To ease confusion around process, the Fee is our standard clinical psychology price.

- If you have a Plan Nominee/ Management Provider to help you manage your NDIS funding for you, then you don’t have to deal with the administrative hassle of claiming invoices. The service provider would directly send the invoices to your plan nominee for them to organise payment whilst accessing your NDIS portal. The Fee is also our clinical psychology price. 

Please note the following: 

  1. If you are Managed by NDIA: whereby the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) manages your funding and the service provider accesses your funding through the portal, then you will not be able to access our services under NDIS claims.
  2. If you are unsure of how your NDIS funding is managed: you will need to check with NDIS otherwise speak to our administration team and they would happy to guide you. 
  3. Assessment costs will vary depending on what assessments are administered and on the selected assessment package cost. This can be discussed with the assessing psychologist. 
  4. Fees are applicable for Summary letters/ reports requested by the NDIA (usually at plan approval and review) and for any other additional letters requested to cover for administration time. Please discuss with your treating psychologist. 
  5. If you do not attend an appointment or give notice prior to the 48-hour notice: a FULL cancellation will be charged as per our clinic cancellation policy. 

Please Contact our clinic for a Consultation!
Call: +61 2 9541 1177

Our goal is to ensure your advocacy needs are met through the process of continuous engagement and genuine understanding of your needs