How disability services are delivered in South Australia
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) now funds disability services, giving people living with a disability the choice and control over who provides their services. During this transition, 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.
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.