About the NDIS.
National Disability Insurance Scheme ( NDIS ).
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national scheme for people with permanent and significant disability that provides funding for supports and services they need. Having only been around for a couple of years now; the NDIS is run by National Disability Insurance Australia.
How does Maple and the NDIS work together?
Maple Community Services™ is a certified NDIS Provider, meaning we have been approved by National Disability Insurance Australia to provide a range of services and supports to people with varying abilities in Australia. We support our community in the following ways:
Accessing the NDIS.
Step 1. Determine if you're eligible.
The first step in accessing the NDIS is to check your eligibility for its support. Your location, age, and whether you meet the requirements for disability or early intervention support all contribute to your eligibility. You can also check your eligibility by following the questions available on the NDIS website using the Eligibility Checklist.
STEP 2. Apply for NDIS Funding.
If you meet the criteria for accessing the NDIS, you can apply to become a participant, by simply calling them and asking for an ‘Access Request’. You may need to include evidence of your disability when you apply. Examples of this include information on what your disability is, how long it will last and how it impacts your life. The NDIS website outlines the type of evidence you may need to provide.
STEP 3. Create a Plan.
Your NDIS plan will be a written agreement as to the types of supports and services you will receive funding for. It’s important to go into your planning meeting well prepared. You should think about your immediate support needs and the long-term and short-term goals you want to achieve through your Plan. Try to be as specific as possible.
STEP 4. START ACHIEVING Your Goals
Once approved, you can start to use your plan to help you to move towards achieving your goals. Depending on your plan, you can get help from your Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Coordinator, Local Area Coordinator (LAC), or Support Coordinator.
What services do we offer at Maple?
The Maple Commitment.
Here at Maple, we are committed to achieving your goals! Providing support is the backbone of our purpose, we listen and act in realtime, and we empower our community through equal opportunities. It is our focus on building relationships with each and every one of our individuals, that sets us apart from the rest.