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    Quote Originally Posted by our4boys View Post
    The NDIS is not a set amount of money for everyone. You get a case worker and you work together to set out goals on which you want to achieve then figure out which support you need for those goals and then a Certain amount of money is allocated to you for it.
    We havnt got NDIS here yet get it in July 2017 but I have found out about it through a support group I'm in.
    Do you know what types of things NDIS covers? Is it similar to the HCWA, as in just therapy and equipment? Or is there an allotment for travel etc?

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    Money goes by if u need physio etc so DS would of been entitled to around 18k.

    U can get trampolines, mats, hydrotherapy etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    Do you know what types of things NDIS covers? Is it similar to the HCWA, as in just therapy and equipment? Or is there an allotment for travel etc?
    My understanding (which is limited!) is that the NDIS has the potential to be used for a wider variety of things than HCWA as it's designed to help people with a disability to 'reach their goals' and participate as fully as possible within the community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    My understanding (which is limited!) is that the NDIS has the potential to be used for a wider variety of things than HCWA as it's designed to help people with a disability to 'reach their goals' and participate as fully as possible within the community.

    Lets hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Mage View Post
    Lets hope
    True! We will wait and see I guess. I am not sure DD will benefit much from NDIS, but time will tell.

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    Ok it works like say you want your child to participate in a weekend sport with their peers it funds training for the couch and possibly the club to help them understand your child and their needs.
    If you want your child to be able to each a wider range of foods it funds a speech pathologist to come to your house or school and work with your child to help make this happen.
    If your goal is to be able to have a family holiday it can help fund a nice holiday with a aid if that's needed.
    The possibilities are endless you just need to have realistic goals and they help make them possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by our4boys View Post
    Ok it works like say you want your child to participate in a weekend sport with their peers it funds training for the couch and possibly the club to help them understand your child and their needs.
    If you want your child to be able to each a wider range of foods it funds a speech pathologist to come to your house or school and work with your child to help make this happen.
    If your goal is to be able to have a family holiday it can help fund a nice holiday with a aid if that's needed.
    The possibilities are endless you just need to have realistic goals and they help make them possible.
    Really, we just want to keep on getting what we currently do. Help to pay for his speech, OT and psych and the little bits and pieces of resources they choose for him (fiddle toys, his weighted blanket, etc).
    It would be fantastic if it could help contribute to our travel expenses of getting him to the appointments and such but we obviously already pay for that so no skin off our back if it doesn't happen. Just thought it would be nice.

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    Carers allowance can help out with travelling costs it's non means tested and $123.50 a fortnight

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    We already get that one.

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    $123 a fortnight is laughable really.. considering an appointment for a specialist can be more then that.


 

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