The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
NDIS is a new national funding scheme being rolled out across the disability sector in Australia over the next few years. NDIS offers an information and referral service to any Australian with any level of disability, including access to specialist disability support services.
If eligible for NDIS, your child will receive funding on an annual basis to buy the services and aids your child needs to achieve your goals and achieve optimal independence.
You can decide whether to manage the funds yourself (“self-managed”) or you can ask the NDIS to manage these funds for you.
NDIS has partially rolled out in Melbourne.
KidAbilities OT registered but at the moment we are not on a portal.
You can access this funding currently if you live in the roll-out zones and meet the approval criteria. Please see the NDIS website for further details on the criteria. You can NDIS on 1800 800 110 and ask for an Access Request Form. Once you receive the form, please speak with your therapist as they can assist you with completing some of the sections in this form. Generally you can contact NDIS and request this form 6 months before the NDIS is due to roll out in your area.