The Commonwealth and WA Governments have now announced that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will be rolled out in Western Australia. The NDIS is a new way for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to get disability support that takes an individualised approach through individualised funding plans. This means the scheme will provide funding so people can get the reasonable and necessary support they need, based on their individual needs, goals and aspirations.
From 1 July 2018, the NDIA will assume responsibility for the delivery of the NDIS in WA. The NDIS will continue to roll out on a geographic basis and will be fully rolled out across Western Australia by 2020.
The funding scheme has not yet been rolled out across the whole state. If you are unsure of the funding available in your area, the first step is to call our team to talk through the range of options available to you.