The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been brought in by the Australian government to create a national scheme to ensure that people with a disability can access reasonable and necessary assistance to enable them to live an ordinary life.
Redlands Psychologists are a registered service provider under the NDIS system. We work with all clients who are either Self-Managed, Plan Managed by a 3rd Party Agency, or NDIA Managed under the NDIS system. We can assist you with individual psychological sessions, group sessions and/or assessments.
If you are receiving, or have received, funding from another agency you may be moved to the NDIS when it becomes available in your area. For children under the age of 7, please contact Benevolent Society @ Early Childhood Intervention, otherwise contact NDIS on 1800 800 110 or the Local Area Co-Ordinator @ Careers QLD.
The details for the assessment process for accessing the NDIS can be found @ Participants.
Upon approval, an appointment will be made with you for a Planning meeting with an NDIS representative. During this meeting you will be asked to discuss the required assistance the participant will require to live an ordinary life. To get ready for your meeting think about support needs, current and future goals. (Ensure that you make a detailed list) more details can be found @ First plans.
As stated on the NDIS website:
When the NDIA makes decisions about which supports would be reasonable and necessary for a participant, we refer to the particular operational guideline that relates to each specific support. In order to be considered reasonable and necessary, a support must:
- be related to the participant's disability
- not include day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant's disability support needs
- represent value for money
- be likely to be effective and beneficial to the participant, and
- consider informal supports given to participants by families, carers, networks, and the community.
- More details can be found @ Reasonable and necessary supports.
Upon receipt of your plan you can then find support from either a Local Area Coordinator (LAC), Support Co-Ordinator and/or an Agent, to assist you to implement your plan and coordinate your supports. More details can be found @ finding and engaging providers.
The NDIS was designed to be flexible to allow participants to have greater control over how their funds are spent. This includes creating greater personal choices for providers for services you would like to access.