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NDIS

 

As clients you would be aware that Western Australia is transitioning its disability services from WA NDIS under the Disability Services to NDIS.
Existing WA NDIS clients are transferring over in an area rollout. Eligible clients will need to call NDIS or go through the NDIS web site under http://ndis.gov.au/people-with-disability/accessing-the-ndis  . Alternatively, if you are an existing client you can go through your LC. There is a tentative rollout timetable on the Disability Services Commission web site. Further to this, if your child is between 0 to 6 and has a disability you can access NDIS services for Early Childhood Early Intervention. At this stage there appears to be only one contact office for this which is Midland. Once again we will need to wait and see how this service unfolds. The assumption is that there won’t be a gap in services and you will continue to be looked after by your existing services whether it be WA NDIS, HACWA or Better Start or DSC.

Meanwhile, our advice is to look up the website and ready yourself for the steps to take for when NDIS is rolled out in your area.

The advice pared down is:

  • Ready yourself with your child’s personal details, their current support details, how you manage your child’s every day activities and note any safety considerations.
  • Ready yourself with reports to validate the disability (see website for details eg permanent impairment that impacts on daily functioning). These reports can be from your GP, your specialist, or your Allied Health Professional (OT, Speech Pathologist, Physiotherapist or Psychologist)
  • Plan your goals for your child to facilitate best outcomes for development, and participation in daily life and community. Consider what do you need for safety, activities of daily living and development)
  • Think about how you want the funding to be managed. (Self-managed, with you or a nominee as the coordinator, through a registered plan manager or through NDIA)

After you have been in contact with NDIS and your area is being rolled out you will be contacted by a planner by phone or by a visit and the process will begin.
We can help you:

  • By helping you determine your goals for your child based on assessments that may have had done and by previous intervention.
  • By walking you through the steps
  • Please don’t be overwhelmed as each step and each question is taking you closer to meeting the needs of your child.

Updated April 2018