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Biala is committed to using the NDIS and seeing families thrive.

What is the NDIS?

  • The NDIS is a new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia.
  • The NDIS philosophy is all about giving choice and control to people with disability.
  • The NDIS funds support that is deemed reasonable and necessary. Reasonable and necessary supports help people achieve their goals.
  • These goals may be linked to greater independence, social and economic participation and meaningful community involvement.

What is different from the ECIS/Helping Children with Autism services I previously had?

Previously, supports for children and adults with disability and/or developmental delay were funded differently across Australia and within Victoria. Both State and Commonwealth Government funded different services looked different across the country and offered little choice and control to people with disability and their families. The NDIS brings all of the funding for disability around Australia under one big umbrella and puts people with disability and their families in the driving seat, controlling what these supports could look like in order to live their lives like any other ordinary Australian.

Once you are deemed eligible for the NDIS, the next step is to prepare for planning:

1. Early Childhood Partner/NDIS Planner works with you to develop a tailored NDIS plan for your child (the participant) based on your participant statement and documentation provided. This may be a plan with funded supports or a plan to link you to community/mainstream supports/provide short term intervention. A plan is the document that sets out your supports for the next 12 months.

2. The information gathered from this meeting is sent to a delegate at the NDIA.

3. The NDIA delegate considers information and approves your child’s plan.

4. Then you will move to plan implementation stage. This is putting your supports in place and seeing your plan come to life.

5. The plan will then be reviewed every 12 months.

What areas does the NDIS fund for children with disability and their families?

There are three categories that all NDIS supports fall into - Core, Capacity and Capital:

  • Core supports enable participants to complete activities of daily living.
  • Capacity Building supports are where all the therapy type supports for early childhood are everything that relates to skill development.
  • Capital supports are an investment, such as assistive technologies, equipment and home or vehicle modifications.

Biala Peninsula is a registered provider of NDIS services for young children birth to twelve. Biala is registered for the following NDIS registration groups:

  • Early Intervention Supports
  • Participate Community
  • Group/Centre Activities
  • Assist - Personal Activities
  • Assist - Personal Activities High
  • Assist - Life Stage, Transition
  • Development - Life Skills