National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will become available in the Inner East Melbourne area from 1 November 2017. The Inner East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of:
- Boroondara · Manningham · Monash · Whitehorse
Kids Connect Therapy is a registered NDIS provider.
If your child is currently receiving government funded supports (e.g. Better Start, Helping Children with Autism), or is listed on the Victorian Disability Support Register, they will continue to receive these supports until the NDIS becomes available in your area. The NDIS will contact you when it is available where you live.
If your child is under 6 years of age and is not currently registered to receive government funded services, but you have concerns about your child’s development, please contact your Early Childhood Partner. The Inner East Melbourne Early Childhood Partner is Link Health & Community (Ph: 1300 552 509). Your Early Childhood Partner will work with you to provide information and linkages to supports, and will help you to access the NDIS if your child meets the access requirements. You can read more about how the NDIS can help your child aged 0-6 here.
If your child is 7 years or older and you are not currently registered to receive services, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can help you start this journey. The LAC for Inner East Melbourne is the La Trobe Community Health Service. The LAC will link you to information and support in the community and help you to access the NDIS. You can find out more about the NDIS access requirements here.
For more information, look out for upcoming NDIS community information sessions as advertised here, or contact the NDIA directly on 1800 800 110. The NDIS4Kids website also has a wealth of information for families.
We are here to help you as much as we can during this time of change. Please let us know if you have any questions, and we will do our best to answer these, or at least point you in the right direction.
Click on the button to go to the NDIS site.