Williams OT is registered as a provider with NDIS. We are registered as a provider for:
Occupational therapy driver assessments and rehabilitation
Driving lessons for NDIS clients with a disability
Supply and installation of vehicle aids and equipment to assist clients with a disability.
Download our ultimate guide to the NDIS for driving HERE
What is the NDIS?
It is likely that many of you have heard the term ‘NDIS’ or its proper name, the National Disability Insurance Scheme. From the title, it is presumed that it has something to do with the Government and disabilities, but you may not know specifically what it is, or how it may be relevant to you and your driving situation.
The NDIS was introduced by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), which is an independent statutory agency. Therefore, the NDIA’s role is to “implement the NDIS in order to support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability, and their families and carers” (NDIA, 2017).
In other words, the NDIS is a nationwide, Government-funded scheme to ensure that all Australians with a disability, whether they currently have, or will acquire in the future, continue to receive appropriate and sufficient support.
Due to the large scale and many changes introduced by the NDIA when creating the NDIS, the scheme will be gradually introduced to ensure a smooth transition for people with disability and support providers.
you can view our NDIS Terms and conditions here
How does the NDIS work?
If you or a family member have a disability, and you think you might be eligible to receive support from the NDIS, you first must contact NDIS. When you contact NDIS you will need to confirm eligibility and organise what services you require and what funding will be needed to cover these services. Once you have established your NDIS account, you will set up a plan, which essentially states the services that you need (e.g. occupational therapy assessments and driving lessons) and how much funding you will require (keep reading to find out how to do this with Williams OT).
When this is all worked out and approved by the NDIS, you are able to choose one of three options when managing your plan. You can either: 1) self-manage, 2) have an agency manage your plan, or 3) have a third party manage your plan. How you choose to manage your NDIS plan influences how you approach and book assessments with Williams Occupational Therapy. Further information on this, as well as assessment and travel costs, can be provided by our helpful staff, or on the NDIS website.
Would you like to know how to navigate the NDIS to get the best out of your plan to meet your driving goals?
Our 6 step guide gives you all the details you need…
In the guide, you will learn…
- How to organise an OT assessment utilising the NDIS
- What is involved in an OT driver assessment
- How to incorporate specialised driving instruction and vehicle modifications
- Expert Advice to avoid the mistakes others have made when starting out.
GET YOUR COPY HERE
What can Williams OT offer?
If you think that an OT driver assessment or a specialised driver lesson and rehabilitation plan is what you require, you can find out more about our process here. We continue to see an increase in NDIS referral and we have already assisted many 16-year-old drivers. Are you next?
Every case is different and funding for each case is individualised. To organise funding for an NDIS plan, contact our staff, and they will assist you through the process and assist you with a quote for your plan.
Williams OT is a recognised NDIS provider for:
- Driver assessments and rehabilitation
- specialised driving lessons and tuition
- vehicle modifications and equipment supply and installation
If you have further questions about the NDIS, or you want to know what services offered by Williams Occupational Therapy might be suitable for you or a family member, please feel free to contact us via our contact page here.
Want to get going straight away and have your funding sorted?
If you are ready to go and you have driving written into your NDIS plan, then get in contact or complete the referral form below