National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Talking Matters is a registered NDIS provider. This means that Talking Matters participates with audits to ensure that we are meeting all standards set by the NDIS.
Talking Matters are able to support services for children who are:
- NDIS / Agency managed
- Self managed
- Plan managed
More information about this program is available from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) website. The roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme commenced for children in South Australia in July 2013 and we have been providing services through the scheme since then.
You can find lot of information in Easy English on the NDIS webiste. Below are titles of some of the key information handouts from the NDIS we feel you may benefit from reading if you are wanting to learn more about how the NDIS can support your family.
- How the NDIS can help young children
- Early childhood early intervention - help for your child
- Help for my child
- How to get ready to make my first plan
- How to start my NDIS plan
- How to start my NDIS plan with a Support Coordinator
To check whether your child may be eligible for support through this program please contact your local NDIA office. Once families complete the required paperwork and are determined to be eligible they are offered an appointment time with a planner. Families meet with a planner to discuss their aspirations for their children's future and to form a plan outlining the required supports. Families are best served to consider their needs carefully before attending the planning meeting, so they can request the most appropriate supports for their child.
Talking Matters are providers of speech pathology and occupational therapy supports under this scheme. We also offer a range of group programs as intensive blocks of therapy during the school holiday. Remember to include your child's communication, behavioural, social emotional and occupational therapy needs in your plan where they are needed.
Not sure on where to go once you have an NDIS plan, feel free to give us a call and our friendly team will be more than happy to support you find your way.