How can I get NDIS funding?
In order to gain access to the NDIS, participants require evidence of impaired daily functioning. In other words, proof that the individual's capacity for independence and self-care is in someway compromised and requiring specialist support.
In the field of mental health, this proof of disability may be provided by a medical professional (such as a paediatrician or psychiatrist) or a clinical psychologist.
Our team of psychologists help families looking to access the NDIS for the first time. Contact us to find out how we can help your loved one.
Psychological Assessments & the NDIS
Psychological assessments are often used as evidence of a child's disability in order to access funding.
With few exceptions, children diagnosed with a pervasive and lifelong psychiatric condition (such as Autism or Intellectual Disability) will be eligible for some type of benefit under the scheme.
While it is helpful, you do not necessarily need a formal diagnosis to access the NDIS, just evidence of impaired daily functioning that is likely to persist throughout the lifespan.
Our psychologists can identify these impairments, provide evidence for NDIS applications and support with treatment planning.
Where should I go for more information?
If you are just starting your NDIS journey, it is worth contacting your NDIS Local Area Coordinator (LAC) to find out more about the scheme.
Alternatively, you can visit the NDIS website at www.ndis.gov.au
Services for existing participants
Chology helps families who are due for a funding review. Some of our clients have successfully received additional funding with the aid of a comprehensive Chology report. While this is not guaranteed, we will work hard to explore multiple aspects of your child's functioning and determine necessary support needs.
It is important for caregivers to periodically review the effectiveness of NDIS-related interventions and services. We connect with families to monitor progress and evaluate the success of interventions across a range of areas; including behaviour, social skills, life skills, independence, academics and emotional wellbeing.
This service is valuable when deciding where to allocate NDIS funds each year.