National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government initiative which provides children with ASD and their families with the financial support that they badly need. To achieve the most NDIS Autism funding, a submission to NDIS must provide evidence that clearly demonstrates the impact of the child's disability on their daily function.

Targeted assessments must be conducted, that quantify the degree of functional disadvantage. Typically, the NDIS reports we write at BNC are long and comprehensive, since they demonstrate, in detail, the specific needs of the child and their family.

NDIS aims to help people with disabilities to achieve their goals, such as increased independence, community involvement, behavioural and emotional regulation, education, health, and wellbeing. The NDIS has a life-time approach, in that it values the importance of early intervention for disabilities, to maximise peoples’ outcomes later in life.

NDIS brings peace of mind to Australians with loved ones who are born with, or acquire, a significant chronic disability. NDIS helps people get support when they most need it.

Eligibility for NDIS Funding

To become a NDIS Recipient of NDIS Support a person must:

  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities;

  • Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS;
  • Be an Australian citizen, hold a permanent visa, or a Protected Special Category visa; and
  • Live in a part of Australia where the NDIS is available (the NDIS has been introduced gradually around Australia since the 1st of July 2016)

What is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)?

The NDIA is an independent commonwealth agency responsible for implementing the NDIS.