Exploring the NDIS for Children and Young Adults

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides various funded support and services to people with disabilities which enables them to live the life that they desire.
The disability support needs of an individual as well as the life that they aspire to live change with time and their age. The care and support required for a child with disabilities are entirely different from the assistance that a young adult with disabilities may require. But the NDIS has a diverse range of support and services in place to address the needs of all its participants.

Though the eligibility criteria of the NDIS have an age requirement between 7 and 65 years, early support for young children and their families is available through Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI). The primary goal of the ECEI approach is to provide aid to children with developmental delays or disabilities during the early stages of their lives. Early interventions can significantly improve the quality of life that children with disabilities experience later. ECEI children who may require assistance even after they turn 7 can apply to become NDIS participants. Compared to children, young adults with disabilities between the ages of 15 and 24 may require support for living independently. NDIS Supported Independent Living is a perfect example of this. Core supports like Assistance with Daily Living, and Assistance with Social and Community Participation will benefit young adults with difficulties as they are seeking employment opportunities, expanding their social circle and even planning to move out from parental care. These are the many ways in which NDIS supports people belonging to different age categories.

Aussie Life Care can help you understand the NDIS and assist you in navigating it in the best way possible. We are here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today to know more about our services.

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