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Helping Children with Autism under FaHCSIA Update
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is slowly rolling out throughout NSW, and is due to hit the Port Stephens LGA in July 2016. Please click on the NDIS’s web link http://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/nsw to see their proposed rollout.
At this stage it is important to remember that families in eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs) who have recently acquired a diagnosis for their child can still send through and application and access the HCWA program throughout this financial year. At some stage in 2016 families will be asked to transition to the NDIS, however as a service provider we do not have any further information currently. We will, however be hosting some free talks about the transition to NDIS in the next few months, so stay tuned for these dates!
We have also attached a flow chart for our program to demonstrate which Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the Hunter should now apply to the NDIS.
If you are thoroughly confused about what these changes mean for you, or are unsure how to negotiate the application process, we would encourage you to contact Alison (Autism Advisors for the Central Coast and Hunter region through Autism Spectrum Australia on the contact details below. She is there to help!
Alison Macrae Autism Advisor
Building 1, Level 3, 14 Aquatic Drive
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
T 1300 978 611 M