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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.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS (delivered by the NDIA) is currently available in the following Western Australia Local Government Authorities (LGAs):

  • Mundaring, Kalamunda and Swan in the Perth Hills region
  • Bassendean and Bayswater, and
  • Toodyay, Chittering, Northam and York.

People living in these LGAs who would like to find out if they are eligible for the NDIS can make an access request by phoning 1800 800 110 or by visiting the NDIA’s Midland office.

Frequently asked questions regarding the NDIS

The NDIS is managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The NDIA has Planning and Support Coordinators who you will meet with to assist you to develop a plan for a person with Autism and access the funding.

If you live in one of the areas listed and don’t already receive disability services, you can access funding through NDIS without having to wait. We recommend that families contact the NDIA straight away to start the application process. 
You can also visit the NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au to see if you will be eligible to participate in the NDIS.

If you don’t live in the local government areas listed, you will not be eligible to participate in the trial of the NDIS but you will continue to be eligible for existing funding and services offered by the State Government and the Australian Government. If you are unsure of your entitlements for services, contact the Autism Association on 9489 8900 and ask to speak to one of one of our staff who can assist you. You can visit the NDIS website any time for updated information on the roll out of NDIS across Australia.  www.ndis.gov.au

Families and individuals can contact the Autism Association for more information on services that can be available under the NDIS. The Autism Association will also be running further information sessions for families in the coming months. Please see our events page for more information and to register for ‘Getting to know the NDIS’ information sessions. 

For more information on the NDIS, you can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency on 1800 800 110 between 8am and 8pm (EST) weekdays or visit www.ndis.gov.au .You can also visit the NDIS office in Perth Hills which is located at 78–80 Railway Parade (corner Marion Street), Midland.

NDIA provides regular updates about the roll out and its operational plan on their website: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/WA/qanda.html

The NDIA website is your best source of information. This is the link the current roll out schedule of the scheme: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/WA/rollout.html

The Autism Association of WA’s Autism Advisors are available to provide information and support to families. If you would like support in the ‘pre-planning’ stages of creating your child’s NDIS support plan please call to speak with your Autism Advisor.

Fact sheet regarding the NDIS

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