The National Disability Insurance Scheme was established in July 2013. Between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 the Tasmanian age group who can access the scheme is 4-28 years. By July 2019, the NDIS will cover all eligible Tasmanian’s from 0 to 64 years of age.
From 1 January 2018, adults aged 29 to 34 enter.
From 1 July 2018, children aged 0 to 3 and adults aged 35 to 49 enter.
From 1 January 2019, adults aged 50 to 64 enter.
The NDIS aim to:
- – Raise community awareness and encourage greater inclusion
- – Support service providers to build capacity and be part of the scheme.
- – Improve access to mainstream services, community activities and other government initiatives.
- – Provide resources for individualised services, supports and equipment.
NDIS registered services and supports can be found throughout each category on the Finding Your Way website.
In the NDIS section you will Find the local agency and some unique to NDIS registered Services, such as Plan Managers and people that assist parents and carers and people with disability to manage and coordinate their supports. You will also Find information in the Resource section to assist you to navigate your way in this scheme.
NDIS resources for families with children are freely available on the Raising Children Network website.
If you require access to disability services and supports and resources and your family member is not aged 4-28 click on the Disability Specialist Tab and access information about Gateway Services in Tasmania.