How disability services are delivered in South Australia
Disability services in South Australia are provided by the government and by approved non-government and private agencies.
Schools and health services often have dedicated staff who can provide general help to people with disability and their families and carers.
Some people with disability may have very specific and individual needs that require more specialised services such as:
- help in the family home, respite or live-in accommodation
- help and support for carers, including foster carers
- equipment and aids, such as wheelchairs and ramps
- service assessment, planning and advice
- early intervention and developmental services for children and young people
- therapy, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and psychology
- clinics and other specialist community health support services.
Eligibility and applications
Contact the Disability Information Service for more information.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is a Commonwealth and state-funded scheme being introduced across Australia. State-funded services will continue to be provided to eligible people as the NDIS is rolled out.