From July 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out across Australian states and territories, including Queensland. NDIS provides people-with-disabilities to have choice and control over their supports and services, and be funded for their necessary disability supports.

Debbie Douglas, a physiotherapist and a mother of an Asperger’s son, said that this was a tremendous opportunity as there were no health provisions for people with Asperger’s syndrome before the introduction of the NDIS. The funding received from NDIS has allowed her to hire a life coach for her son to foster independence and maintain an age-appropriate lifestyle. She added that NDIS is beneficial not only for people with disabilities and their families, but also for practitioners as it provides more in-depth assessments, conducts quality screenings, and ensures that the programs and therapies are specific, individualised, and effective.

Contact our friendly staff for discussion on services and therapy plan at 13004MYREHAB (1300 469 734) or email at My Rehab Team is a multidisciplinary team that provides the best quality services for people with a disability to help them meet their goals. We offer mobile physiotherapy, exercise physiology, rehabilitation coach, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech pathology, and dietetics.

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Australian Physiotherapy Association (2015) Physiotherapy In Motion October, 2015 p35-38

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