NDIS at TSH
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides access to funding for people with disabilities (or their parents/carers) so they can access “reasonable and necessary” supports based on their needs from a provider(s) they also choose.
The NDIS in WA works with suitably experienced and qualified partner organisations to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services to Australians with disability. They are the face of the NDIS in the community.
If you are between the ages of 7 and 64 years of age, call the Local Area Coordinator partner in your local government area. The LAC will be your main contact point for the NDIS.
If you are under seven years of age with a developmental delay or disability, call the Early Childhood partner in your local government area.
The ECEI Coordinator will be your main contact point for the NDIS and will help you understand and access the most appropriate supports for your child.
According to the WA Government, it is a way of working with people with disability that supports them to:
- identify their strengths and needs, plus any goals or aspirations they would like to start working towards, and capture these elements in their WA NDIS plan
- explore pathways and strategies to reach the goals outlined in their plan
- choose the supports and services that best suit their needs
- develop stronger links with their local community
- build on natural supports such as friendships, neighbours and local community groups
What Telethon Speech & Hearing services can be covered under the NDIS?
Depending on your child’s eligibility parts or all of Telethon Speech & Hearing programs may be covered under the NDIS, including:
- Talkabout (therapy components of the program only)
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
How can I access the NDIS for my child?
Just tell us if you are seeking to access the NDIS. We have specific members of the Telethon Speech & Hearing team who can guide you through the process.
Who at Telethon Speech & Hearing can I talk to?
If you are interested in the services provided by Telethon Speech & Hearing, please contact us on (08) 9387 9888 or email us to discuss how we can best support your child and family through the NDIS.
Where can I find more information?
The best place to go for information on the NDIS in WA is the WA Government’s Disability Services website.
At Telethon Speech and Hearing we have also drafted a simple “Supporting your family to access the NDIS” document that can be found at the bottom of this page.