Does the NDIS cover mental health conditions as well?

IS depression covered by NDIS?

Yes. The NDIS does cover mental health but they use the term psychosocial disability (PDF) to describe any functional impairment, arising from mental health issues.

Therefore NDIS will perform an assessment. While not everyone with a mental health condition will experience psychosocial disability, those who do can experience severe effects and social disadvantage. People with a significant disability – one likely to be permanent – may qualify for NDIS support. If they don’t qualify, the NDIS will link them to appropriate supports in their local community. For more information about mental health and mainstream services, check out the factsheet on NDIS website.

Reference:- NDIS website (https://ndis.gov.au/index.html)

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NDIS process for a child diagnosed as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorde)?

The NDIS process for childern are a bit different from the other processes. The government takes dealing with children seriously. Once you contact us or NDIS in regards to a child  ( birth to six years of age ) then the NDIS or us will contact The  Early Childhood Partners around Australia to deliver the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach. These specialis3d are experienced in working with childer 0 to 6 years of age. The  Early Childhood Partners will talk to the parents, families or guardian, to determine each child’s current developmental presentation and impact on daily life functioning. This then assists in the determination as to what supports the child requires to bring about meaningful and positive outcomes for them and their family.

When you have an interview with Eatly childhood partner the consideration is given to what is, or should be, available through informal supports, community and mainstream supports. After that they look at funded support  within the framework of the reasonable and necessary criteria in the NDIS Act. An Early Childhood Partner will also determine whether there are substantial functional limitations requiring a coordinated long-term multidisciplinary service response.

As such, for a child, aged 0 to 6, a diagnosis is not required to meet the NDIS Act access requirements.

If you have notice something with your childs development or concern about it or already identfied it then you can contact an  Early Childhood Partner. Here use to link to find the nearest Early Childhood Partner to you on NDIS website.

As every child is different, your Early Childhood Partner will tailor supports to your child’s individual needs and circumstances.

Early Childhood Partners may also:

  • Connect you and your child with the most appropriate supports in your area, such as the community health centre, educational setting and/or a playgroup.
  • Provide some short-term early intervention where it has been identified as the most appropriate support.
  • Help you to request NDIS access if your child requires longer-term early childhood intervention supports. If your child becomes an NDIS participant, the Early Childhood Partner will work with you to develop an NDIS plan tailored to the child’s individual needs.
Reference:- NDIS website

If you are over the age of 6 and have ASD then you need to contact NDIS’s residency and access requirements. For more information visit the People with disability page on NDIS website.

It is important to remember, everyone is different so NDIS support budgets will be built around individual needs.

Reference:- NDIS website

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Who approves a plan?

All plans are approved by the NDIS. Depending on the person you are talking to in NDIS sometime they can approve your plan. If they do not have the authority to do it or need to consult a colleague. They will pass it on to the appropriate person.

If your circumstance or needs change in the future you can always submit an application to review your plan. You can do it by getting in touch with us or NDIS directly or your plan manager. For more information regarding the plan, reviews Click Here

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How to signup to NDIS

When you want to get support for your self or a family member. The first thing that you might ask is how can I get funding. Well, you have few choices.

  1. NDIS–  the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)  is an independent statutory agency of  The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). NDIS supports Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. If you are aged under 65 years (or under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders), and have a disability or other condition that restricts your ability to carry out everyday activities, you may be eligible for NDIS Funding. We can get your approval started and once your funding is approved we can provide you with service.
  2. My aged care– If you are over 65 years, or over 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, you can register with My Aged Care to find out if you are eligible for home care services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or a Home Care Package. We can get your approval started and once your funding is approved we can provide you with service.
  3. Private funding – You can also get funding via your health care provider. See if your health insurance covers our services. If not you can always pay for our services by yourself. Call us to find out how to start.

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