NDIS and Child and Youth Services
National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for children and people who have a developmental delay or permanent and significant disability. The NDIS is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The NDIS is a major change to the way that disability services are administered. The Commonwealth government is working with state and territory governments on the roll-out of the NDIS which is occurring in stages. In South Australia the trial of the NDIS has started with children in three stages:
- Stage 1 commenced on 1 July 2013 and included children who were aged 0 to 5 yrs on 1 July 2013.
- Stage 2 commenced on 1 July 2014 and includes children who are aged 6 to 13 yrs as at 1 July 2014.
- Stage 3 will begin in 2015 and will include children who are aged up to 14 years on 1 July 2014.
- Full scheme roll out of the NDIS will commence on 1 July 2016 and is due for completion by 2018.
- By 2018 all people with disabilities aged 0 to 65 that meet the NDIS eligibility criteria will be included in the NDIS.
Services provided by Child and Youth Services through the NDIS
As a NDIS registered service provider, Child and Youth Services offer a range of flexible, individualised services to meet the unique needs of children and their families. In delivering services, Child and Youth Services work closely with parents and carers, valuing their knowledge and understanding of their child and the crucial role they play in the child's learning and development. More information on Child and Youth Services.
Contact the NDIS
Phone 1800 800 110 for both the NDIS and the NDIA
Getting support from the NDIS
Children who already receive disability services in South Australia might get the same or new support from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
There could be support available through the NDIS if your child:
- Does not receive any disability services in South Australia.
- Has a newly diagnosed disability.
- Has a developmental delay.
My Access Checker
The checker is a tool with a series of questions to help a person with a permanent and significant disability, or their representative, understand whether they may be able to get assistance through NDIS.
Anyone can complete My Access Checker. It should take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete. Start My Access Checker.