What is the NDIS?
NDIS stands for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The NDIS was set up to provide those under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.
The NDIS takes a lifetime approach to supporting eligible participants to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.
Rollout of the NDIS
The first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was rolled out in South Australia on 1 July 2013, with a progressive rollout of age groups up to 13 years of age.
From 2017 the scheme has started to be rolled out for all ages up to 65 years, with the roll out going by geographical regions. By July 2018, it is estimated that around 26,000 people in South Australia will access the NDIS.
Accessing NDIS supports
Once deemed eligible, families meet with an NDIS planner to develop an individually tailored package of supports covering core supports (supports required for daily living), capacity building supports (this includes therapy supports) and capital supports (physical supports such as wheelchairs, home modifications etc). At Guiding Pathways, we can help you by identifying the type and frequency of therapy your child is likely to need so you can take this information into your meeting with the NDIS planner.
To learn more about the NDIS, including eligibility and access, please watch the video below, and also use the following links for further information:
Guiding Pathways as an NDIS registered provider
We are currently in the process of registering as an NDIS Provider. In the meantime, we are still able to provide therapy services to you if you are a self-managed or plan managed (not agency managed) NDIS participant.