What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new scheme
designed to help improve disability services and provide greater
control and decision making to Australians with disabilities.
Those people with disabilities and their families will be active
participants in deciding what support, equipment and therapy services
they require for all aspects of care. An eligible participant
will meet with a support planner who will work together to identify
what current and future supports you believe are most important
An eligible participant is then funded to purchase services, aids
and equipment from a variety of service providers that they choose
with the assistance and guidance of the planner.
As a person's circumstances or condition changes, they will be
able to apply to have their funded plan adjusted to meet current
and ongoing needs.
How do I access NDIS funding if myself, my child or a
person I support is eligible?
Firstly you and your child or the person you support; meet with
a 'planner' from the National Disability Insurance Agency to confirm
eligibility. From there the planner will discuss your goals, hopes
and aspirations for the future which goes on to form a 'plan'
outlining the supports that will be required.
Coastwide Therapy Services can work with you throughout your planning
process and once you get your package.
What happens with my current supports?
No changes occur until after you have met with your planner from
the NDIA and have received your plan and budget for support/ services/
Please note for those children already receiving funding through
FaHCSIA under the "Helping Children with Autism" and
"Better Start" packages- once your NDIS plan has been
approved, funding you may be receiving through those programs
will cease and your child's supports will be funded through your