How can NDIS funding help in supporting your child?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports Australian citizens between the ages of 7 to 25 having a temporary or permanent disability. People with disabilities require extra support to live a comfortable and independent life, and NDIS helps them achieve their goals by providing funded supports.
There are many children in Australia who have temporary or permanent disabilities. More than adults, children find it very difficult to live with a disability and require special care and support.
If your child or any other child in your family has any temporary or permanent disability that affects their day-to-day life, they might be eligible for NDIS funding. If they qualify, the NDIS will provide them the required supports that are necessary to help them to live a comfortable life and fulfill their goals. If you are the primary carer of your child, their NDIS funding will also support you.
If you are new to NDIS and just starting your NDIS journey, it’s obvious to have many questions. We will take you through all the frequently asked questions about the child support of NDIS to make it easier to understand NDIS support for children and how it helps them.
Let’s have a look at these questions and help you understand NDIS better.
NDIS funding is the amount allocated to the eligible NDIS participants with a disability to help them meet their short, medium, and long-term NDIS goals to live confidently and independently. These goals are set in every participant’s NDIS plan. The NDIS goals differ from one participant to another. NDIS fundi is based on what is reasonable and necessary for achieving the goals, and therefore, it differs for everyone.
NDIS has helped thousands of people with disabilities with the funding and helped them achieve their goals. These goals help people in living their life independently and complete their daily tasks normally.
How does a child become eligible for NDIS support?
If your child or your relative’s or friend’s child has some temporary or permanent disability, you can tell them about the NDIS support and how NDIS can help the child in fulfilling various goals to live a fulfilling life.
There are a few conditions that are to be met to be eligible for NDIS supports. Let’s see what these conditions are
The child must be above the age of 7
The child must be an Australian citizen to get the supports
If the child has a permanent disability, they will require supports from another person
Some children even require special equipment to do their daily tasks
If your child meets the above-mentioned criteria and if you like to discuss your needs with an NDIS service provider, you can contact Access Foundation.
How to apply for NDIS for my child?
There are several ways to get support for your child. If you are concerned about your child’s early development and the hindrance in development due to disability, you can reach out to NDIS support providers for early childhood care and support.
You will need written evidence and proof of your child’s disability. This can be done through reports, assessments, letters from doctors, or other healthcare providers.
The report from your doctors should include the following
The severity of the condition, i.e., if it’s lifelong or temporary
How the disability affects the everyday life of your child
Does your child require any additional supports, such as equipment
How much extra support does your child need for daily life
Once the NDIA is satisfied, a personalized NDIS plan will be developed for your child that outlines the supports needs and the NDIS goals. After the NDIS plan, the funding will be allocated to the NDIS participant.
How exactly will NDIS provide supports?
The NDIS will fund early intervention and other supports that will improve the child’s functional capacity and provide supports in the early years of the child’s growth. The NDIS provides a range of supports depending on your child’s disability and needs for day-to-day life.
Here are a few things that NDIS may provide supports for
Personal activities such as dressing and eating
Transport to help the child move around freely and participate in the community
Therapeutic supports such as behavior supports and speech therapy
Help with reaching to school and getting proper education
Help with providing low-cost consumables such as nappies and pads
Special equipment or home modifications
Now let’s look at the things that NDIS doesn’t offer funding for
The responsibilities of the government system or community service
matters unrelated to the disability of the child
Day to day living costs not related to the child’s needs
Is my child eligible for NDIS funding if he’s 7 years old?
If your child is 7 or above 7, he/she becomes eligible for NDIS funding based on his disability and needs. However, if your child is below 7, early childhood early intervention might help you. Through ECEI, NDIS can support your child under 7 and provide the needed support from an early age. ECEI is very helpful in supporting younger children with disabilities.
How can Access Foundation help?
Access Foundation is a registered NDIS provider dedicated to providing supports to people with disabilities. We provide all the benefits of NDIS to NDIS participants and help them achieve their goals in order to live an independent life. We also offer support services to children and help them achieve their NDIS goals from a young age. We have provided excellent support to children and adults with disabilities and have helped them in improving their life.
If you want to discuss your child’s disability with us, we are all ears! Talk with us and know how we can help you with the best NDIS support services.