National Disability Insurance Scheme
Inner West Paediatrics is a registered provider under the NDIS.
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for adults and children with disability, their families and carers in Australia. Its purpose is to support those who are eligible to access a controlled budget or ‘plan’ which can be used to fund the types of therapies and supports they need from the providers of their choice.
The NDIS is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
The NDIS will replace all funding currently provided by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) in NSW. It will also replace Commonwealth funding programs including Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) and Better Start.
Who is Funded Under the NDIS?
The rules about the types of supports available and access and eligibility requirements under the NDIS are outlined in the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act.
To check whether you or your child are eligible for support under the NDIS, information can be found at the NDIS website.
The therapists at Inner West Paediatrics are continuing to stay informed regarding the changing landscape of the NDIS and have made it a priority to understand the needs of our families, to advocate and support for their entry to the scheme where appropriate.
Can Inner West Paediatrics Support Me Under the NDIS?
Inner West Paediatrics is a registered provider under NDIS and we are able to offer all our therapy services using NDIS funding in the clinic, home and school settings.