INTENSIVE SUPPORT IS A REGISTERED NDIS PROVIDER AND CAN DELIVER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES TO PARTICIPANTS
SPECIALIST POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT [BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT]
SPECIALISED POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT REGISTRATION GROUP INCLUDES SUPPORT ITEMS PROVIDED BY ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WITH SPECIALIST SKILLS IN POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT INCLUDING ASSESSMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THAT AIMS TO REDUCE AND MANAGE BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN.
THERAPEUTIC SUPPORTS ARE PROVIDED TO ASSIST PARTICIPANTS AGED FROM 7 YEARS TO APPLY THEIR FUNCTIONAL SKILLS TO IMPROVE PARTICIPATION AND INDEPENDENCE IN DAILY, PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES IN AREAS SUCH AS LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION, PERSONAL CARE, MOBILITY AND MOVEMENT, INTERPERSONAL INTERACTIONS AND COMMUNITY LIVING.
ASSISTANCE TO ACCESS AND MAINTAIN EMPLOYMENT OR HIGHER EDUCATION [ASSIST ACCESS/MAINTAIN EMPLOY]
WORKPLACE ASSISTANCE ENABLES A PARTICIPANT TO SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN AND/OR RETAIN EMPLOYMENT IN THE OPEN OR SUPPORTED LABOUR MARKET. INCLUDES:
INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT
EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION AND SUPPORT IN A GROUP
SCHOOL LEAVER EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS
TRANSITION THROUGH SCHOOL AND TO FURTHER EDUCATION
DEVELOPMENT OF DAILY LIVING AND LIFE SKILLS [DEVELOPMENT-LIFE SKILLS]
DEVELOPMENT OF DAILY LIVING AND LIFE SKILLS FOCUSES ON TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY THE PARTICIPANT OR THEIR CARER TO INCREASE THEIR ABILITY TO LIVE AS AUTONOMOUSLY AS POSSIBLE, INCLUDING SUPPORTS THAT WILL ENHANCE THE ABILITY OF THE PARTICIPANT TO TRAVEL AND USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INDEPENDENTLY.
DAILY PERSONAL ACTIVITIES
ASSISTING WITH AND/OR SUPERVISING PERSONAL TASKS OF DAILY LIFE TO ENABLE THE PARTICIPANT TO LIVE AS AUTONOMOUSLY AS POSSIBLE. THESE INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTS CAN BE PROVIDED IN A RANGE OF ENVIRONMENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PARTICIPANT’S OWN HOME.
PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
ASSISTING PARTICIPANTS TO PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY IN COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES; INCLUDES SUPPORTING PARTICIPANTS DURING THESE ACTIVITIES, AND DEVELOPING PARTICIPANTS’ ABILITY TO PARTAKE IN THESE ACTIVITIES.
GROUP AND CENTRE BASED ACTIVITIES [GROUP/CENTRE ACTIVITIES]
ASSISTING PARTICIPANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN GROUP BASED COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
ASSISTANCE IN COORDINATING OR MANAGING LIFE STAGES, TRANSITION AND SUPPORTS [ASSIST-LIFE STAGE, TRANSITION]
THIS REGISTRATION GROUP INCLUDES SHORT AND LONG-TERM SUPPORTS THAT FOCUS ON STRENGTHENING THE PARTICIPANT’S ABILITY TO COORDINATE THEIR SUPPORTS, AND TO ASSIST THEM TO LIVE AT HOME AND PARTICIPATE IN THEIR COMMUNITY. INCLUDES:
COORDINATION OF SUPPORTS
ASSISTANCE WITH ACCOMMODATION AND TENANCY OBLIGATIONS
LIFE TRANSITION PLANNING INCLUDING MENTORING, PEER SUPPORT AND INDIVIDUAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
ASSISTANCE WITH DECISION MAKING, DAILY PLANNING, BUDGETING
INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
ACTIVITIES NOT INCLUDED UNDER OTHER COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION GROUPS; FOR MAINSTREAM PROVIDERS WHO WANT TO ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO ACCESS MAINSTREAM ACTIVITIES.
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY & PERSONAL WELL-BEING ACTIVITIES [EX PHYS PERS TRAINING]
PHYSICAL WELLBEING ACTIVITIES PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE PHYSICAL WELL-BEING, INCLUDING EXERCISE.
NDIS – What does it mean?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability. It moves away from the previous system of providing block funding to agencies and community organisations, to direct funding for individuals.
N – National
The NDIS is being introduced progressively across all states and territories.
D – Disability
The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention (NDIS key words) supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.
I – Insurance
The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind that if they, their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability, they will get the support they need.
S – Scheme
The NDIS is not a welfare system. The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time.
NDIS KEY WORDS
Permanent and significant disability
A permanent disability means your disability is likely to be lifelong. A significant disability has a substantial impact on your ability to complete everyday activities.
Supports and services
Assistance or products that help a person in their daily life and help them participate in the community and reach their goals.
Providing support to a person, either a child or an adult, as early as possible to reduce the impacts of disability or developmental delay and to build their skills and independence.
Reasonable and necessary
‘Reasonable’ means something fair and ‘necessary’ means something a person needs. The NDIS funds supports and services that relate to a person’s disability to help them achieve their goals and meet their needs.
People who are eligible to access the NDIS are called participants.
Partners in the Community are community-based organisations which work with the NDIA to deliver the NDIS. Partners provide ECEI services or LAC services; some organisations provide both.
What does the NDIS do?
Provides funding to eligible people based on their individual needs
The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary (NDIS key words) funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life.
Every NDIS participant (NDIS key words) has an individual plan that lists their goals and the funding they have received.
NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services that will help them achieve their goals. Everyone has different goals but they could include things like getting and keeping a job, making friends or participating in a local community activity. NDIS participants control the support they receive, when they receive it, and who provides it.
The NDIS cannot fund a support that is:
- the responsibility of another government system or community service; or
- not related to a person’s disability.
People who are not eligible for the NDIS
Can still get help to access community and other government services. The NDIS can provide information and helps connect all people with disability, their families and carers to community and other government services. For many people, this will be all the support they need.
What if I need help to make an access request (Application)?
If you have a legally-appointed representative, they can support you or make an access request on your behalf. If you do not have a legally authorised representative, you may ask a support person such as a family member, friend or support worker to help you.
However, you will need to provide permission for your support person to make an access request on your behalf.
An access request
can be started over the phone by calling the NDIA on 1800 800 110.
You will need to provide information about yourself to help the NDIA make a decision about your eligibility for the NDIS. You can also give permission for someone you trust to provide information on your behalf. You will be asked to provide the following information:
- Your name, age, where you live and whether you have permission to live in Australia permanently.
- Evidence of your age and residence.
- Details and evidence about your disability and how it impacts you each day.
- Current and/or relevant reports you already have from medical specialists or allied health professionals.
- Whether you give permission for the NDIA to talk to other people about your disability, including Centrelink, your GP or a person providing support to you.
- Once your access request is made, the NDIA will send you a letter requesting any evidence you need to provide. Send your evidence to the NDIA
What happens next?
When you have provided all necessary information, the NDIA will make a decision about whether you are eligible for the NDIS. We will send you a letter to tell you about the decision. This is called an ‘access decision’.
- If you are not eligible for the
NDIS, you can still get information and help from an LAC or ECEI Coordinator to
access supports and services in your community.
- If you have new evidence about the impact of your disability on your everyday life you may need to complete a new access request.
- If your situation changes in the future you can make a new access request.
- You have the right to ask the NDIA for an internal review of your access decision. Your LAC, ECEI Coordinator or the NDIA can let you know how to do this and can put you in touch with someone, such as an advocate, who can help you with this process.
- If you disagree with the NDIA’s review of your access request, you can apply for a review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). Visit the AAT website at www.aat.gov.au or call 1800 228 333. You can’t ask the AAT to review a decision before there has been a review by the NDIA.
- If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will be contacted to arrange a planning meeting to discuss your support and funding needs.
Supports and services funded by the NDIS
The NDIS funds a range of supports and services which may include education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements and health and wellbeing. In order to be considered reasonable and necessary, a support or service:
- must be related to a participant’s
- must not include day-to-day living costs not related to your disability support needs,
- such as groceries
- should represent value for money
- must be likely to be effective and work for the participant, and
- should take into account support given to you by other government services, your family, carers, networks and the community.