National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The Quirky Kid Clinic is an approved Early Intervention Service Provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The funding, under the NDIS, is aimed at providing increased access to services for people living with disability. The funding is designed to provide the right support according to each person’s needs and goals.
The NDIS supports the delivery of specialised individual therapy, and individual assessment for early childhood. Eligible families can access services from the panel of Service Providers, like the Quirky Kid Clinic, to help cover the cost of early intervention.
Eligible people for NDIS funding are assessed and allocated individualised funding, according to their needs and goals. To access the NDIS right now, you must live in an area where the NDIS is available, have a permanent disability or be in need of early intervention. Plans will vary depending on individual needs.
How can families access the funding?
The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively.
In NSW, the NDIS will be rolled out by district. When the NDIS commences in a district, people currently receiving supports through New South Wales Government specialist disability services will be moving first.
Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people with disability start their plans with the NDIS.
If you are not currently receiving disability supports, you can apply to access the NDIS from the 1st of July 2018 (only those in urgent or exceptional circumstances). You may meet the access requirements up to six months prior to the NDIS phasing in your area. You can use the checklist on the NDIS website, to see if your child meets the NDIS rules.
For more information, please visit Access requirements.
NSW will also be transitioning to the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach in the future. For more information about the ECEI approach visit the NDIS ECEI page.
Where can I find more information about the NDIS?
Information packs on the NSW roll out have been developed as a resource for future participants. These resources include a range of factsheets and a frequently asked questions document on the NDIS and the NSW roll out.
Easy English materials about the NSW roll out have also been developed.
The NDIA hosted a webinar on the NDIS roll out in NSW. The panel discussed their experiences of the NDIS trial site to date and what you can expect as the Scheme is delivered in NSW. For more information and to watch the webinar go to the Webinars page.