National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
NDIS is a funding scheme that has been allocated by the federal government, for early intervention services for children who have been diagnosed with a disability. Your child must first be assessed against the access requirements in order to see if they are eligible for funding.
Children under the age of 13yrs may be eligible for assessment and treatment funding. Children under the age of 15yrs may be eligible for treatment funding only if they have a prior diagnosis of ASD or PDD.
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5. Early Intervention RequirementsThe child may meet the early intervention requirements if:
The government recognises the importance of early intervention and support people when there is good evidence that this will improve an area of functioning or delay or lessen the decline in functioning.
NDIS funding cannot be used for:
For more information regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme or to see if your child meets the access requirements head to their website. www.ndis.gov.au or you can phone them on 1800 800 110.