The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a Commonwealth government program that provides funding to eligible Australians with disabilities to support their participation in everyday life. The NDIS can fund a wide range of supports, including:
- Supports for daily living: This includes things like help with personal care, cooking, cleaning, and transportation.
- Supports for social and community participation: This includes things like help to participate in sports, hobbies, and social activities.
- Supports for employment: This includes things like help with job training, finding a job, and maintaining a job.
- Supports for education: This includes things like help with school, TAFE, or university.
- Supports for assistive technology: This includes things like wheelchairs, communication devices, and mobility aids.
Cobalt Health is a registered provider with the NDIS, and we can help participants access a range of assistive technology products and services. We work with experienced OTs who can assess participants' needs and recommend the right products and services for them, as well as plan managers and participants directly. We also offer a range of support services, such as training and maintenance, to help participants get the most out of their assistive technology.
Here are some specific ways that Cobalt Health can help NDIS participants:
- We can provide assistive technology products and services that can help participants live more independently and participate more fully in their communities. For example, we can provide wheelchairs, communication devices, and mobility aids.
- We can offer training and support services to help participants use their assistive technology effectively. This includes training on how to operate the technology, troubleshoot problems, and maintain the equipment.
- We can work with Ots, plan managers and directly with participants to help participants get the assistive technology that is right for them. We have a deep understanding of the NDIS process and can help participants navigate the system to get the supports they need.
If you are an NDIS participant, an OT or a plan manager who is looking for assistive technology products and services, Cobalt Health can help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you.
How do I apply for NDIS Support?
To apply for NDIS support, you will need to contact your local NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) office or call 1800 800 110. You can also apply online at the NDIS website.
When you apply for NDIS support, you will need to provide the following information:
- Your name, date of birth, and contact details
- Your diagnosis or disability
- How your disability affects your everyday life
- What supports you need to help you participate in everyday life
You may also need to provide evidence of your disability, such as a medical certificate or report from a treating professional.
Once you have submitted your application, the NDIA will assess your eligibility for the NDIS and your needs for support. The NDIA will then create a plan for you that outlines the supports that you will receive.
The NDIS plan is a legally binding document that sets out the supports that you will receive from the NDIS. The plan will be reviewed regularly to make sure that it is still meeting your needs.
The NDIS can provide a significant amount of support to people with disabilities, and it is important to know how to apply for it. If you think you may be eligible for the NDIS, we encourage you to contact your local NDIA office or apply online today.
Here are some additional tips for applying for NDIS support:
- Start the application process early. The NDIS application process can take some time, so it is important to start the process early.
- Gather all of the necessary information and documentation. This includes things like your diagnosis, medical reports, and evidence of your disability.
- Get help from a support person. If you need help with the application process, you can get help from a support person, such as a family member, friend, or advocate.
- Be patient. The NDIS application process can take some time, so be patient and persistent.