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FAQs & NDIS facts

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and their carers.

Yes. Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a registered provider under NDIS.

People who meet the following criteria may be able to access the NDIS:

  • Have a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities
  • Are under 65 years of age when you first access the scheme
  • Are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa

If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will receive funding on an annual basis to purchase the services, aids and equipment that you require.

Your needs will be assessed in a planning and assessment process. As part of this process you may choose to undertake assessments from the service provider or providers of your choice.
If you live in an area where we provide services, Cerebral Palsy Alliance can help you with your planning and assessment process.

You can choose to manage your own funds, in which case you make claims to NDIS directly, or else ask the NDIA – the agency responsible for administering the NDIS to manage your funding for you. For more information attend one of our FREE NDIS information sessions.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is an NDIS service provider and is committed to providing the best possible services under the new scheme. If you are receiving services with us we will assist you to transition smoothly to the NDIS.

We have prepared NDIS Information Sessions, Preparation and Support Meetings and tools to support you during the transition and to create the best plan for you or your child.

NDIS information session
Preparation and Support Meeting

Yes. One of the goals of the NDIS is to enable choice and control for people with a disability.
Under NDIS we offer:

  • Assistance preparing you for your yearly NDIS planning meeting
  • Assistance going to school
  • Assistance finding a job
  • Assistive technology, mobility and customised seating
  • Behaviour support
  • CP Check-UPTM
  • Early Childhood Intervention
  • Exercise physiology and physical wellbeing services
  • Lifestyle supports
  • Therapy support
  • Accommodation support services

Use the NDIS Access Checklist tool to find out if you are able to receive assistance from the NDIS.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance offers a free Preparation and Support Meeting with one of our expert staff to help you prepare for your NDIA planning meeting.
For more information, visit our NDIS Preparation Session webpage or call 1800 888 378 for an appointment.

1 July 2016

  • Central Coast
  • Hunter New England
  • Nepean Blue Mountains
  • Northern Sydney

30 June 2017

  • South Western Sydney
  • Southern NSW
  • Western Sydney

1 July 2017

  • Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murrumbridgee
  • Northern NSW

30 June 2018

  • South Eastern Sydney
  • Sydney
  • Western NSW
  • Far West

1 July 2018

The NDIS is operating state-wide

For us, the NDIS will be rolled out by district. To find out which district you are in and when you will transition, visit http://www.ndis.gov.au

A participant’s funding will be divided into two parts – fixed supports and flexible supports.

Fixed supports will need to be spent on specified supports such as equipment, home modifications and certain types of early intervention therapy services. Generally speaking, “fixed supports” are those services deemed necessary to ensure participants’ goals or desired outcomes can be met, or those which require certain skills or qualifications from the provider involved. For example, if a certain amount is allocated for a new power wheelchair, it will need to be spent on a new power wheelchair.

Flexible supports include funding for recreational, community access and home-based support activities. They will be funded in more general terms, enabling participants to switch funding from one item to another, depending on their personal needs from week to week.

Supports that will NOT be funded, under any circumstances, include those that are:

  • likely to cause harm to the participant or pose a risk to others
  • unrelated to the participant’s disability
  • duplicate other supports provided under alternative funding
  • part of day-to-day living expenses incurred by the general public and not related to disability support needs (e.g. rent, groceries, household bills)
  • related in any way to income replacement

Additional resources

NDIS fact sheets

http://www.ndis.gov.au/people-disability/fact-sheets-and-publications

Every Australian Counts

http://www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au/

NDIS

http://www.ndis.gov.au/

Raising Children Network

http://raisingchildren.net.au/ndis

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