Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
To be eligible to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (known as NDIS) a person must:
- Be between 0-65 years of age
- Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to partake in everyday activities
- Is an Australian Citizen, permanent visa holder or Protected Special Category visa
A permanent disability means that a participant’s disability is likely to be lifelong. A significant disability has a sizeable impact on their ability to complete everyday activities.
Essentially, this scheme is designed to assist people in getting the support they need to improve their skills and independence over time. As well as supporting them to participate within the community and reach their goals.
In home environment
NDIS participants can be seen in many different settings, including the home, workplace, and for younger participants within their school. However, there are many factors that could affect the environmental setting in which children are seen by NDIS therapists. Access for clinicians is not automatically granted by the school. The participant’s parents/guardians would need to approach the school and request for services to be held there. Where this may or may not be granted. If access is granted then further documentation would need to be provided to the school, e.g. First Aid, Blue Card etc., to ensure that all correct guidelines are being met.
However, it is strongly encouraged that all Initial NDIS appointments occur at the participant’s home. This is to avoid any confusion on who to meet as well as where to meet. By having the initial appointment at home, it provides the perfect opportunity to converse with the participant’s parents/guardians on what the best course of action would be for future follow up appointments to align with the child’s goals.
To book an appointment for your client, please complete the online referral form, or give us a call on 1300 122 884 for more information.