About the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a Commonwealth government initiative that takes a new approach to providing individualised supports for people with permanent and significant disabilities, their families, and carers.
The NDIS is rolling out in South East Queensland from July 2018, giving you unprecedented control over your disability support funding and designed to help you:
- Build your skills and capability
- Access community services and supports
- Receive reasonable and necessary funded supports
What will it mean for me?
The NDIS has been designed to provide you with more choice and control over your day-to-day activities. You can decide what reasonable and necessary supports you will need to achieve your goals and then receive funding to pay for those supports.
As an NDIS participant you will also have options as to how you would like your NDIS funds and paperwork managed. You can choose to self-manage your own plan, have the Agency manage your funds, or choose a service provider to manage your Plan on your behalf.
Who is eligible?
You are eligible to participate in the NDIS if you are:
- living with permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities;
- an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or the holder of a Protected Special Category Visa; and
- under the age of 65.
For further information on eligibility, please visit the NDIS access checklist: www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist .
Even if you are currently not receiving disability services, you may still be eligible for the NDIS. Contact the NDIS directly to complete an access request form. Visit www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.
How can Myhorizon support me?
At Myhorizon, we have a dedicated team to help guide you through the NDIS, whether you’re transitioning from a previous Plan, or are completely new to disability support. Our team will provide you with the information and advice you need, so you can feel confident that your NDIS Plan, once approved, will be one you are satisfied with and excited about.
We have supported hundreds of participants and their families through the NDIS planning process already, giving them the best possible chance to get the best possible NDIS Plan.
If you would like some support, contact us today.
If you qualify for support under the NDIS we can help you to access services including but not limited to:
Therapy – Our Early Intervention Team can support you and your child under the NDIS or ECEI (Early Childhood Early Intervention for children aged 0-6) by delivering occupational, physio, speech and other therapies that will support your child’s cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development. Learn more.
Community participation and leisure – Our Lifestyle team can support you to become an active member of the community by assisting you with your recreational and/or social pursuits. Learn more.
Independent living – Our Independent Living Team can empower you to live independently in your own home by arranging regular in-home support visits, and/or home modifications for you. Learn more.
Work and learning – Our Employment and Training Service can help you to secure and maintain a job, and/or undertake training that will help you to find work in the future. Learn more.
Plan management – Our Plan Management Team can assist you to manage funding for supports included in your NDIS Plan. Learn more.
Support Coordination – Our Support Coordination Team can help you to connect with and coordinate multiple services, and strengthen your ability to implement your own Plan. Learn more.
Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered!