All You Need to Know About Supports and Services Funded by the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded insurance scheme designed to provide services for people living with disabilities in Australia. This can be through direct funding for supports or services, or by providing income support payments to help cover costs such as carers or equipment.
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What Disabilities does the NDIS Provide Support For?
The NDIS provides support for a variety of physical, mental and intellectual disabilities and impairments. The general rule is that the disability needs to significantly impact a person’s ability to function.
- Intellectual disabilities where an individual has an IQ of 55 or below.
- Autism levels 2 and 3.
- Cerebral Palsy assessed at levels 3, 4, or 5 on the GMFCS.
- Genetic conditions (Rett Syndrome, certain forms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Angelman Syndrome, amongst many others).
- Spinal cord or brain injury resulting in significant loss of motor function.
- Permanent blindness, deafness, or both.
- Amputation or missing limbs from birth.
- Intellectual disabilities and atypical or childhood autism.
- Genetic conditions (Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, etc.)
- Neurological impairments (Alzheimer’s dementia, Huntington’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease etc.)