NDIS Assistive Technology – Are You Eligible?
The NDIS is a scheme that supports Australians with any form of disability, including cognitive impairment. It helps its participants to set and achieve a set of goals by providing customised funding based on their individual needs, so they can take part in daily life, and choose their own services and supports. This includes a wide range of assistive technology (AT).
What Is Assistive Technology For NDIS Participants?
Assistive technology can be defined as any system or device that allows a person to perform tasks that they would otherwise be unable to perform, or which increases the ease and safety with which certain tasks can be performed.
In many cases, assistive technology can be funded through the NDIS. At ISM, we can help you identify supports that could drastically improve your lifestyle, and once we have identified the exact supports you need, help you to include them in your plan.
ISM (Independent Support Management) is in a close working relationship with the NDIA, and our mission is to ensure that both our clients and their families can make the most of the opportunities and services that are available through the NDIS. Our goal is to support you all the way to independence.
What Kind Of Assistive Technology Can I Fund Through The NDIS
The NDIS can fund any supports that are deemed ‘reasonable and necessary’ and which focus on a person’s functional ability. This gives participants access to a wide range of aids and equipment designed to increase a person’s functional ability in both the home and the community that they live in.
Examples of Assistive Technology (AT)
- Hearing aids
- Bath seats
- Electronic magnification
- and much more
It’s important to know that there are different complexity levels which determine whether or not you can access certain assistive technology.
Depending on the risks associated with your disability or the environment of assistive technology you need to use it in, an item of AT may increase in complexity.
For more detailed information and examples, please refer to the NDIS AT Complexity Level Classification document (DOCX 1.4MB)
Are You Eligible For Assistive Technology?
Your eligibility depends on your type of disability and the goals you have defined in NDIS plan and is determined by the NDIA on a case to case basis.
As an experienced plan manager, ISM can help you decide what kind of technology could help you achieve your goals.
Can you think of any assistive technology that would improve your lifestyle? We can help you define goals to include AT in your NDIS plan. Our experienced team will guide you through each step of the process to ensure you receive all the support you need and make your plan management as easy as possible.
Got questions? Give us a call on 1800 797 863 to discuss your needs with our friendly team, or simply click below to sign up online.
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Published by Zac
8 October 2019