WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (WA NDIS) provides person-centred support to people with disability, their families and carers, enabling individuals to live their lives the way they want to live them.
To find out more about the WA NDIS, please visit the WA NDIS website.
Autism West and WA NDIS
Autism West are pleased to announce that we have been approved to become a registered WA NDIS provider as of 1 December 2017, providing services that fall under Cluster 4 – Wellbeing. This is a great opportunity opening up increased accessibility to our services via diverse funding options.
Autism West is committed to helping our current and future participants through the changes to the disability sector. As a WA NDIS registered provider, Autism West can support you at all stages of the development and implementation of your plan. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.
In order to be eligible for the WA NDIS, you need to meet certain age, residence and disability requirements. The WA NDIS will also be available to people at different times depending on which local government area you live in.
To find out if you are eligible for the WA NDIS, head over to the Government of Western Australia’s eligibility checker, or call 1800 996 214.
Refer to the NDIS Roll-out schedule to check when the area you live in will become part of the WA NDIS.
Individualised planning is central to the WA NDIS. This person-centred approach provides individuals with disability, their families and carers with increased flexibility, choice, and control over how they want to live both now and in the future, as well as their own unique goals.
Planning can be done in two ways:
- You can choose to be supported by a WA NDIS Local Coordinator in your planning. Everyone eligible for the WA NDIS has a Local Coordinator available to support them through the planning process.
- You can develop your own plan, also known as ‘self-managed’. Here is a guide to self-management. If you decide you would like to self – manage some or all of your funded supports , you need to complete the Self – Management Checklist with your Local Coordinator.
To find out more about individualised planning, please visit the WA NDIS website.
Cluster 4 – Wellbeing
The services provided by Autism West fall under Cluster 4 (‘service type’) of the WA NDIS – Wellbeing. These include:
- Assistance to access and maintain employment
Support in finding a job, including time-limited or ongoing provision of pre-vocational skills, training, advice, coordination with employers, and workplace orientation.
- Participation in community, social and civic activities
Supporting an individual to actively participate in the community, including supporting people during activities and developing the person’s ability to take part in activities.
- Recreational activities
Activities that promote and encourage physical wellbeing, including exercise and sporting activities.
Contact us to find out how you can include Autism West in your plan.
You can read more about service types and associated service providers here.