National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
What is the NDIS?
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. When it is fully rolled out, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.
The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, health professionals such as exercise physiologists, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries, schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.
GRC is the leading rehabilitation centre in Geelong for supporting clients under the NDIS. GRC is classified as a ‘Registered NDIS Provider’. We are experts at delivering evidence based clinical exercise prescription and lifestyle modification guidance. We skilfully and respectfully combine our expertise to inspire, educate and motivate our clientele as they face new obstacles and strive for change to get the most out of their lives.
To qualify for a personalised disability support plan through the NDIS the participant must:
Be aged between 7-65 years.
Be an Australian citizen or have a Permanent or Special Category Visa
Have a permanent impairment or disability that results in substantially reduced functional capacity that affects participation and requires lifetime support.
If you meet the criteria and you would like to become an NDIS participant, call NDIS on 1800 800 110 and ask to make an Access Request.
Examples of Eligible Conditions:
Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome
Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, Developmental Delay
Progressive Neurological Conditions – Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease.