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Ability Options is committed to supporting people prepare for and transition to the NDIS so they are able to live the best possible life with the experience of respect, belonging and contribution within their community.
Our whole of life approach puts you at the centre of everything we do. We work with participants of all abilities, ages and nationalities. Some have support networks such as carers, family and friends, while others don’t. Whatever your circumstance it’s your journey and we’re committed to help make it happen.
We provide person centred, whole of life supports to assist people at home, in the community, in education, with specialist and allied health, supported and independent living, transition to work and supporting people to find the job that’s right for them.
At Ability Options we are excited that you will be able to put your plan into action and have the choice and control to live the life you want.
The NDIS provides funding to participants to purchase a range of supports aimed at increasing their independence, inclusion, social and economic participation. This funding model is designed to be flexible and to allow service innovation. The supports delivered will be chosen, and paid for, by individual participants. The range of supports funded by the NDIS will expand over time. In the NDIS payment system, supports for participants fall into three Support Purpose categories: CORE, CAPITAL and CAPACITY building.
The NDIS Outcomes Framework has been developed to measure goal attainment for individual participants and overall performance of the Scheme. There are eight Outcome Domain's in the framework. These Domains help participants think about goals in different life areas and assist planners to explore where supports in these areas already exist and where further supports are required.
The NDIA Price Guide is arranged into 15 categories that align to the purpose of the funded supports and the NDIS Outcomes Framework.
For your benefit we have broken down the 15 support categories as per the table below:
A support that enables a participant to complete activities of daily living and enables them to work towards their goals and meet their objectives
1. Assistance with daily life
Household decision making, personal care and domestic tasks Assistance with household tasks, Meals on Wheels preparation and delivery of meals, assistance with and/or supervising tasks of daily life in independent living or shared living environment, Short term Accommodation and Assistance (e.g. Respite care).
Transport, specialised transport to school education program, employment , community. Travel enables participants to access the community for educational, recreational and vocational purposes. Participants receive funds fortnightly in advance to pay for services of their choice.
Consumables are a support category available to assist participants with purchasing everyday items. Supports such as interpreting, translating, continence and home enteral nutrition (HEN) products are included in this category.
4. Assistance with social and community participation
Tuition fees, art classes, sports coaching and similar activities that build skills and independence. Camps, classes and vacation activities that have capacity building, mentoring or peer support and individual skill development.
An investment, such as assistive technologies, equipment and home or vehicle modifications, funding for capital costs (e.g. to pay for Specialist Disability Accommodation).
5. Assistive technology
Assistive equipment for recreation, assistive products for household tasks, assistive products for personal care and safety. Vehicle modifications including the installation or changes. Equipment in a vehicle to enable a participant to travel safely as a passenger or to drive.
6. Home modifications
Stair climber, certification or approval of home modifications, elevator-home, grab rails, modification to bathroom, toilet, laundry, kitchen, structural work, modification project manager or building certifier.
A support that enables a participant to build their independence and skills.
7. Coordination of supports
Support connection, coordination of supports, specialist coordination. Assistance to strengthen participant’s ability to connect with informal, mainstream and funded supports, and to increase capacity to maintain support relationships. Resolve service delivery issues and points of crisis.
8. Improved living arrangements
Group homes, large residential settings, drop in support, individual accommodation support package, outreach program, disability housing and support initiative (DHASI). Assistance with accommodation and tenancy obligations, individual skill development and training.
9. Increased social and community participation
Recreation, peer support, community participation, life choices, active ageing, community access programs, vacation care, Out of School Hours Care (OOSH), weekend programs, flexible respite, centre based respite, group fitness for people with disability.
10. Find and keep a job
Transition to employment, transition to work. Work skills, workability, individual employments support, employment preparation, assistance in employment (ADE).
11. Improved relationships
Intensive behaviour intervention, development and monitoring of management plan. Positive behaviour management strategies, individualised social skills development.
12. Improved health and wellbeing
Exercise physiology, personal training, dietician consultation and plan development.
13. Improved learning
Transition through school and to further education.
14. Improved life choices
Financial intermediary- setup costs, training in planning and plan management building financial skills, organisational skills, and enhancing the participant’s ability to direct their supports and/or develop self-management capabilities.
15. Improved daily living
Assessment, training, development and/or therapy to assist in the development of, or increase in skills for independence and community participation and therapeutic supports.
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