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  • Today's topic: NDIS by Helen Holdsworth (Psychologist)

    What is the NDIS?

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) launched in July 2013 and provides individualised support for individuals
    aged 0-65 years with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in every day life. For the first
    time, people with a disability in Australia will get to choose where and how to access their supports. Funding will go directly
    to you to purchase the services you need. The amount of funding you or your child is eligible for may change from year to year.
    A plan is then created for each eligible NDIS participant based on specific individual needs and progress goals.

    When will NDIS roll out in my area?

    The NDIS has already started to roll out across Queensland. The remaining regions will being to roll out in the next 12 months.

    1 JULY 2018
    Brisbane (North & South), Gold Coast, Logan & Redlands, Cairns, Fraser Coast

    1 JULY 2019
    Moreton Bay, Caboolture, Strathpine, Sunshine Coast, Noosa & Gympie

    What can Bowen Hills Psychology offer?

    Bowen Hills Psychology is a registered NDIS provider of ‘Therapeutic Supports’. We can conduct psychological assessments
    for people with an Intellectual Disability, psychosocial disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. We assess your current
    level of adaptive functioning in the areas of communication, social interaction, learning, mobility, self-care and/or
    self-management. We then look at your subsequent support needs and goals for independence. Having a document that
    evidences these things can be helpful going into your planning meeting with the NDIA.

    Bowen Hills Psychology also offers psychological therapy for individuals with a psychosocial disability. ‘Psychosocial
    disability’ is a term used to describe a disability that may arise from a mental health issue. Not everyone who has a mental
    health issue will have a psychosocial disability but for those that do, it can be severe and longstanding and impact on
    somebody’s recovery.

    These services are charged at $175.57 per hour, according to the NDIS price guide.

    Want more information?

    If you are interested in accessing these services or simply would like more information, please contact our Bowen Hills
    Psychology on (07) 3252 7114 or email us at admin@bowenhillspsychology.com.au

    For further information about the NDIS, please visit www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.