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National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is here and it places greater choice and control for people with disabilities! Below is some more information to help you understand what it is and how we can help. ATSICHS Brisbane is an approved NDIS Support Coordinator – call 3240 8900 or email us to learn more about our services.

If you, or someone you care for, have a permanent disability and you want some help to access the scheme, have a yarn to your ATSICHS Brisbane Medical Clinic on 3240 8900 and book an appointment with your GP.  You can also visit www.ndis.gov.au or call the NDIS 1800 800 110 anytime between 8.00am to 11.00pm Monday to Friday.

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NDIS Frequently Asked Questions

The NDIS is a new way federally funded support to Australians under 65 years of age who have a permanent or significant disability to access care and supports to live an ordinary life. The NDIS offers the person choice and control over how, when and where they use their supports to achieve their goals.
ATSICHS Brisbane have committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South East Queensland to understand and gain access to the NDIS. To start the process - book an appointment with your GP on 3240 8900. They have all the forms and information you need or email us.
Disability refers to an impairment or condition which significantly affects a person’s ability to do ordinary, everyday things (e.g., getting around, shopping, looking after themselves etc.) without help. The impairment or condition must be permanent or likely to be permanent (be with you for life) and be either intellectual, physical, psychosocial, neurological, sensory or cognitive, or a combination of these. A disability is different from a medical condition – if you’re unsure about whether you have a disability, speak to your health professional.
To be eligible for the NDIS you must: • Be under 65 years of age, and • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, and • Have an impairment or condition (referred to as a disability by the NDIS) which is permanent, or likely to be permanent and which significantly restricts your ability to do everyday activities without help. To learn more - book an appointment with your GP on 3240 8900. They have all the forms and information you need or email us.
The NDIS will provide ‘reasonable and necessary’ supports; these supports must relate to your disability and could include: • Help with personal care (e.g., support with showering, dressing etc.) • Help with preparing meals and maintaining your home • Assistance with transport so you can participate in community, social, economic and daily life activities (e.g., going shopping, visiting friends, getting to work, seeing your Doctor etc.) • Help to get or keep a job • Therapy support (e.g., Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Speech Language Therapy etc.) • The purchase of specialist aids and equipment to maximise your independence (e.g., wheelchairs, hoists, specialist communication devices etc.) • Home and vehicle modifications (e.g., ramps, a bath hoist or a swivel seat etc.).

 

Code of Conduct

All ATSICHS Brisbane staff delivering NDIS supports and services must ensure to respect participants’ individual rights to freedom of expression, self-determination and decision-making in accordance with applicable laws and conventions, and take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to all forms of violence against, and exploitation, neglect and abuse of, people with disability. We promote choice and control and abide by a Code of Conduct.

Click here to download a copy of the Code of Conduct.

Contact us

Phone: (07) 3240 8900

Email: ndis@atsichsbrisbane.org.au

Address: 55 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

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