National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability Insurance scheme provides funding of support services for people under the age of 65 with permanent and significant disabilities.
Children from 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability can access support through the Early Childhood Early Intervention service.
People who are aged 7 to 65, who live in Australia and have permanent residency and who need support due a permanent and significant disability can apply to the NDIS to determine their eligibility for support funding.
For more information please visit: http://www.ndis.gov.au/
Funding option information
No. Services Per Client
|Clients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs||Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan referral form – must be completed by a GP||5 per calendar year for Allied Health Services, including Speech Pathology||$54.60 per session|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people who have had a health assessment||A referral form for follow-up allied health services for clients of ATSI descent must be completed by a GP who has conducted a health check consistent with the ATSI Medicare health checks||5 per calendar year in addition to 5 per calendar year under the CDM||$54.60 per session|
|Clients with Autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder aged under 13 for diagnosis aged under 15 for treatment (must have been diagnosed before age 13)||A referral letter from a Consultant Psychiatrist or A referral letter from a Paediatrician||Up to 4 allied health assessments in total per child. Up to 20 allied health treatment services in total per child including Speech Pathology||$77.10 per session|
|Clients diagnosed with Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Fragile X syndrome, or a moderate or greater vision or hearing impairment, including deaf/blindness aged under 13 for diagnosis aged under 15 for treatment (must have been diagnosed before age 13)||A referral from a specialist, consultant physician or general practitioner to an eligible allied health professional||Up to 4 allied health assessments in total per child. Up to 20 allied health treatment services in total per child including Speech Pathology||$77.10 per session|