Child Psychology Clinic Illawong  + 61 2 9541 1177

Child Psychology Clinic Westmead  + 61 2 9541 1177

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 DELIVER?

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

  • Improved relationships
  • Individualised Behavioural Management Plans 
  • Strategies for Carers
  • Behaviour support training
  • Early intervention supports
  • Group therapy
  • A full range of developmental, cognitive, adaptive and behavioural assessments as requires is approved in plan

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:

  • If you are Self Managing your funds, then you are expected to pay the invoices directly on the day of your visit. To ease confusion around process, the Fee is our standard clinical psychology price. 
  • If you have a Plan Nominee/ Management Provider help to manage your NDIS funding for you, then they would pay the invoices to our clinic. The Fee is also our clinical psychology price. You will be asked to sign in for each service delivered. 
  • If however you are Managed by NDIA: whereby the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) manages your funding, then the NDIA pays the invoices. Please note that in order to cover our administration time in processing such payments and our clinical times in completing NDIS related report writing, ACPC charges additional rates for the individual/ group therapy session and clinical time (e.g. letters, reports, processing claims). You will be asked to sign in for each service delivered. 

 Please note the following: 

  1. For clients Managed by NDIA: we would require a copy of your NDIS summary plan and a completion of an agreement form with the psychologist to decide on how many sessions to log onto the NDIS portal system. This will be completed in the first session of attendance so please arrive 10 minutes earlier to your appointment
  2. For clients who do not attend the appointment or give notice prior to the 48-hour notice, the session will be charged. According to new NDIS guidelines, providers can charge a cancellation, up to 6 hours in total. 
  3. Assessment costs will vary depending on what assessments are administered and how many hours/units in total. This can be discussed with the psychologist.
  4. Summary letters/ reports requested by the NDIA (usually at plan approval and review), will be charged at an additional rate. Please discuss with your treating psychologist. 



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. 


NDIS

Get a Consultation Right Now! 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