NDIS

Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS)

QUEENSLAND TRANSITION TO NDIS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Please note this information has been reproduced from a flyer released today by Queensland Health. For ease of use we have transcribed it to a blog post. The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) has collated information from Queensland Government websites to assist our clients and prescribers by noting when responsibility is planned to transfer from state schemes/ service providers to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This is not intended to be a comprehensive summary but a guide as it applies to MASS services. The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors has been…

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NDIS Reasonable & Necessary Supports

This is often the topic of conversation when people start getting ready to meet with their planners. The uncertainty behind what they class as reasonable and necessary supports, or if your disability is classed as significant. The NDIS is the new way of providing disability support, it’s new so there will be hiccups. I can’t encourage you all enough, to be calm, think about what you can control at the time and just do that. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the scheme and have a read up on testimonials – but try to stay away from the disaster stories….

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What is Assistive Technology in the NDIS?

Assistive Technology, also known as AT, is the equipment a person might use to help them with everyday tasks that they wouldn’t be able to do on their own, or makes it easier and safer to do. For a person living with disability, this might be equipment or systems which help with moving around the home or community, communicating with other people, processing information and other daily tasks. Every person living with a disability has different needs. AT may be included in your NDIS plan if it is identified as a reasonable and necessary support that meets your needs, and…

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The ‘unmentionables’ to mention in your NDIS Planning

These are now underway here on the Sunshine Coast, so this is just a last minute – but critical reminder to remember the little things in your plan, those things that most people don’t want to talk about. By little I’m talking about the things that you may have overlooked but can add up to a significant amount in your NDIS plan. Have you given enough thought to some items that you currently access through MASS – (Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme) but once you have your NDIS plan will be paid for out of your budget? I’m talking specifically about Gloves…

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Getting Ready for the NDIS in Five Simple Steps!

It’s time to find out when the NDIS is coming to the Sunshine Coast and surrounds. We should all be receiving or have already received a letter. If not, please call the NDIS on 1800 800 110 and ask if they have your details. If they don’t have your details, you will need to complete a request to access form. Find out when the NDIS is coming to your area. Each state and region is different. Learn if you might be able to access the NDIS. Accessing the NDIS depends on your age, residency and disability. Are you under 65 years…

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The NDIS is Coming to Queensland – it’s YOUR Choice!

WHAT WILL IT MEAN FOR YOU ? How will you choose your host provider? How much of your support you will manage yourself? In Queensland we are still in the early stages, with the Your Life Your Choice (YLYC) program under the Department of Communities – with the NDIS being introduced in the next 18 months. Now that you can decide – who do you choose ? What a great opportunity to really find the right service for you. But there is so much choice – how do you choose? Where do you start? You can start with the list…

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