This article was updated with new information from the NDIS in May 2020.
These NDIS changes may be relevant if you need to purchase a tablet, exercise equipment or other Assistive Technology to allow you to continue your therapy.
The NDIS has temporarily broadened the ability to purchase low cost Assistive Technology (AT) items. This is a time-limited change, which at this stage will only be in place until September 2020 subject to a review in July 2020. The change is designed to allow participants to continue to receive NDIS-funded supports and services during COVID-19.
We suggest anyone who feels they could utilise this flexibility to purchase AT items should complete their application before the July 2020 review.
For participants who already have a consumables budget in Core Funding (with money remaining) you can buy Assistive Technology using that funding.
If you don’t already have this budget, a new line item in Improved Daily Living will be available after 9 May 2020.
Participants can use their existing NDIS funding to purchase an item if it meets all of the criteria on the NDIS website here.
Talk to your Montrose therapist about what type of Assistive Technology will assist with maintaining your therapy. Don’t worry if you haven’t already switched to TeleTherapy – we are happy to discuss how this NDIS change may help you access TeleTherapy from Montrose.
What can be purchased?
Funding cannot be used for:
The NDIS has more information on using your budget during COVID-19 in this video:
Our purpose has always been to provide people with disabilities with the best services possible. This will help us achieve that goal.
In the near future, when you visit Montrose.org.au, you'll be directed to our new website at Northcott.com.au.
You're bound to notice some changes… to our offices, our phone number, and even our uniforms and the way we work with you to achieve your goals.
Your therapist and services, our locations and the cost of your services will NOT change.