The NDIA has partnered with the Raising Children Network website to create online articles and a videos series to help parents get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
NDIA General Manager Media, Communications and Engagement, Maryanne Diamond, said the NDIS would provide Australian children who had developmental delay or disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they needed to live an ordinary life.
"These new online resources will help parents understand how the NDIS can support their child, be it through early intervention, personal care and support, access to the community, therapy services or essential equipment," Ms Diamond said.
"The NDIS is a big change, but there's things parents can do in the lead up to get NDIS Ready, such as find out when the NDIS will be available in their area and think about their child's goals."
The new NDIS resources are freely available at on the Raising Children Network website. (link is external)
The NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme.
"The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
We will work with you to identify supports you need to live your life. Supports may help you achieve goals in many aspects of your life, including independence, involvement in your community, education, employment and health and wellbeing.
The NDIS gives you more choice and control over how, when and where your supports are provided, and gives you certainty you will receive the support you need over your lifetime.
It also focuses on early intervention where getting early supports can reduce the impact of disability on you or your child." * NDIS Website 2016
The scheme will be rolling out in our area in July 2017. As the scheme has been designed, trialled and rolled out across the country much information has been made available to explain how the scheme works, who is eligible and how we go about accessing it.
The first place to visit for information is the NDIS website which is easy to navigate and updated regularly. We recommend you take some time to read through the website and even subscribe to the newsletters and updates available. Each month the BECIS website and Facebook page will upload the latest newsletters for you and any events that may be held in our area to help with the transition to the scheme.
We also have a parent information folder available in the foyer at the service along with copies of pre planning books and brochures.
As things progress and develop with the NDIS we will keep you up to date and help to guide you through the transition.
Our very own Therese Inwood has recently been published on the ECIA( Early Childhood Intervention Australia) blog site. She shares her experiences working closely with the aboriginal community in Bathurst particularly with Aunty Kerrie at Towri Multifunctional Aboriginal Children's Services (MACS).Take some time to read about all their great team work here at the blog spot.