NDIS

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.

As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life. The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind that if their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability they will get the support they need.

 

What services can be provided under the NDIS?

We can provide speech pathology services under the following areas:

    • Therapeutic supports
    • Early intervention supports for early childhood
    • Specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs
    • Assistive technology specialist assessment, set up and training
    • Communication and information equipment.

 

What should I do to plan?

Contact us or book in for an appointment to plan for your initial NDIS meeting. We will support you to write goals for your meeting with the planner.

 

When is the NDIS coming to my area?

From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will be introduced in stages around Australia over three years to ensure it is successful and sustainable.

The following link to the NDIS website will let you know when it is coming to your area:
https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/VIC.html