NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The NDIS is new way for people living with disability to get support and funding.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) runs the NDIS.
You can use the NDIS to get what your child needs to reach their goals and live an ordinary life.
This might include:
equipment and therapy
things that help your child go to school, sports clubs or community groups
access to healthcare
support for your family to care for your child
anything that helps your child to be more independent.
The NDIS calls these things:
Access to mainstream services and supports
Access to community services and supports
Maintaining your informal support arrangements
Receiving . reasonable and necessary supports
ABOUT THE NDIS
The NDIS is for people under the age of 65 who live with permanent or significant disability.
This means the person will probably have the disability their whole life, and it affects how they do everyday activities like making meals, having a shower, going to work or school.
PERMANENT AND SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY AND REASONABLE AND NECESSARY SUPPORTS
The NDIS is not available to everyone, everywhere in Australia. It will be made available around the country in stages. The NDIS website has
information for parents and carers that live in another state or territory.
Use the below information to see if your child is eligible for the NDIS.
Fact Sheet. Accessing the NDIS
guide to becoming a participant. My NDIS Pathway
MY NDIS PATHWAY
Your child will be eligible for the NDIS if they meet the
. These include: access requirements
Age requirements (South Australia)
Kids aged 0-14 can enter the Scheme now
Teenagers aged 15-17 can enter the Scheme from 1 January 2017
Adults aged 18-64 can enter the Scheme from July 2017, depending on where they live.
Where you live and your child’s citizenship.
The type of disability your child lives with
How long they will have the disability for
How it affects them in their everyday life.
Early intervention requirements
Your child is less than six years old
The type of disability your child lives with
Getting supports now could help your child.
The NDIS talks about early intervention as the Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach and has
. more information about it on their website
EARLY CHILDHOOD EARLY INTERVENTION
WHAT IS EARLY CHILDHOOD EARLY INTERVENTION
If your child is eligible, they will be called an NDIS participant.
If your child already gets supports from a South Australian Government disability program, you will get a letter and a phone call from an NDIS representative when it’s time for them to transition to the NDIS. The supports and services your child currently gets will continue until they are an NDIS participant.
GETTING READY FOR THE NDIS
If your child is eligible to be an NDIS participant, you will need to work with an NDIS planner to create your child’s first NDIS plan. The plan will help you get the supports you need for your child.
The plan might include:
Services your child already uses
The support your child gets from family, doctors, paid disability support providers, or at school
New things like support at home, therapy services or a wheelchair, to help your child achieve their goals
Which service provider you want to provide your child’s supports and services.
The planning process looks like this:
You will meet with an NDIS planner
You and a planner will create your child’s first plan
Your child will start their first plan
You and a planner will review your child’s plan every 12 months.
It helps to go into your first meeting prepared. Here are some tips:
Novita is a registered NDIS provider. Our services are flexible and tailored to your child’s needs, abilities and goals.
This is how to use your NDIS funding at Novita:
Call 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) to speak with our Family Link team – they will talk you through service options, locations and fees
Meet with a Novita Family link staff member to talk through your child’s support needs
If you already know what your child needs, call us to book an appointment and get started as soon as possible
Include Novita in your child’s plan
Start supports and services – Your Family Link team member will be your key contact. They can give you information and support.
Have a chat with us
Need some help? Talk to Novita today on 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) or visit our
page for more ways to get in touch. Contact Us
You can also call the NDIS on 1800 800 110
Watch the NDIS videos in Auslan
THE NDIS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA