Funding options for you and your child

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. This includes children and adults aged up to 65 years. 

Vision Australia is a registered provider in the NDIS. Our team of professionals are available to assist you navigate the system and provide advice on the application process.  

To find out more including eligibility criteria and locations, visit the NDIS information page.

Better Start for Children with Disability program

If a child is deemed eligible to become a participant of the NDIS, their Better Start funding will cease when they have an approved NDIS plan in place.  

If a child is deemed ineligible for the NDIS, they will continue to be supported under Better Start funding until the child turns seven, or when their funds are expended

For more information or assistance to register for the scheme, call Vision Australia on 1300 84 74 66 or speak to your Key Worker.

Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) Queensland only

The Queensland Department of Education and Training through the Non Schools Organisation (NSO) program provides financial assistance to help improve educational opportunities and enhance the learning outcomes of students with disability. Eligible students are those who require significant levels of educational adjustments to improve their access, participation and learning outcomes in their educational programs. Vision Australia’s NSO-funded services are provided within the school environment to children enrolled in school. Professional staff including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, orientation and mobility specialists and adaptive technology specialists partner with education support staff and families to achieve positive outcomes for all.

For more information or assistance, call Vision Australia on 1300 84 74 66 or speak to your Primary Service Provider.

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