The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)

The NDIS is a new avenue of support for Australians with a disability or functional impairment, their families and carers.

The NDIS gives you choice and control in how and when supports and services are provided. With the National Disability Insurance Scheme, funding will now go directly to you to choose the supports you need to live your life well.  

The National Disability Insurance Scheme gives all Australians peace of mind that if they, or their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability they will get the support they need across their lifetime. 

All Australians who meet the eligibility criteria are legally entitled to the National Disability Insurance Scheme funding for necessary and reasonable support.

How Epilepsy Queensland can help

  • FREE NDIS pre-planning session with a knowledgable Epilepsy Queensland team member
  • Pre-planning support – including a comprehensive workbook to help you with the process
  • Information and support to help prepare for review meetings
  • A range of factsheets and resources for participants, carers and families
  • Registered under Innovative Community Services, we can provide services aligned to seizure management, health and wellbeing and other peer connection workshops and programs. Contact us for more information on these.
  • Registered under Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living (supports provided by Nurse), we can provide the following services under the participants NDIS plan:

– Development or review of Epilepsy Management Plans. EQI recommend that these plans are updated yearly to ensure they are a live resource for the support team

– Training on Understanding Epilepsy including seizure types, triggers and seizure first aid; and Administration of  Midazolam

– Support, information and referrals to other support services as needed

– Letters of support for NDIS review

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme if you meet the eligibility requirements available on the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) website. You need to evidence that the condition is permanent or likely to be permanent; and that it significantly impacts on your day to day functioning and/or ability to participate meaningfully in community or vocational/employment pursuits.

The application needs to focus on the IMPACT of the epilepsy, rather than just confirmation of diagnosis.