Albinism Care & Support
Maple Community Services prioritises getting to know you in order to identify and achieve your goals. We help you set a course for greater independence with reliable support. There is no better NDIS Provider than Maple Community Services for support of people living with Albinism.
Albinism affects one in 17,000 Australians and, with the help of NDIS funding, we are working to make sure you can live a full life. If you or your loved one are living with Albinism that causes disability, our Albinism Support Specialists are highly skilled and trained to provide the expert assistance you need.
Our extensive experience, capacity for 24/7 support, and strong community spirit set us apart when it comes to providing Albinism Support. Our pervading family values and friendly specialists give you and your loved ones peace of mind and exceptional support to pursue a happy, fulfilling, and independent life.
Introduction to Albinism
Albinism is a rare inherited genetic condition that is present at birth. Children are at risk of being born with Albinism if their parents are also affected by the condition or carry the gene for Albinism.
There are many methods that can help those who live with Albinism. Treatment is aimed at preventing the damaging effects of the UV radiation, but some people require additional support to fully participate in their lives and their community. Thankfully, there are ample support services available to ensure that people who live with Albinism don’t have to sacrifice their quality of life.
Is Albinism Covered by the NDIS?
If you suffer from a long term disability resulting from living with Albinism, it is likely covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and you may be eligible for funding to use for our support services. The eligibility and level of funding will depend on the severity of your functional disability and needs. Most types of Albinism are categorised under List B for NDIS funding, though you may need further functional assessment prior to being approved for NDIS funding.
To become an NDIS participant, you need to provide evidence of your health condition but a specific diagnosis is not required. NDIS support is contingent on how the condition impacts you and your daily activities, rather than the diagnosis itself, and that’s where our Albinism specialists can help you.
What Can NDIS Fund for Albinism?
The NDIS aims to provide improved access to high quality, personalised, and innovative supports and services to enhance the independence, and social and economic participation of people living with disabilities, as well as their carers.
The NDIS funds several critical services for people living with Albinism. These services include personal care support, community access support, nutritional support, skills development, transport, household tasks, and behavioural support. Plan Management and Support Coordination Funding are almost always offered to NDIS Participants when they receive their plan. The types and amounts of funding available are determined according to the level of functional capacity.
By partnering with Maple Community Services, together, we can help you identify your priorities and outline a support plan that provides the specific services you need, enabling you to lead a fulfilling life.
Why choose Maple for Albinism Care & Support?
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