Peak body welcomes reduced wait times for NDIS supports for children
The peak body for disability service providers, National Disability Services (NDS) has welcomed the Government’s commitment on ABC radio this morning, to an October deadline to implement a reduced wait time for children accessing early intervention supports through NDIS.
NDS Acting CEO, David Moody said “We are pleased that children who are eligible for supports will get access sooner to maximise their benefit from early interventions.
“This means that funding is available for families who are purchasing much needed therapeutic services for their children. Details are to be worked out but NDS believes we should be seeing funds flowing as soon as possible.
“We see this is an important step and commend the Minister’s actions in providing a timeframe and increasing resources, which will go a long way to maximising the potential and opportunity for young people with disability,” he said.
NDS believes the new process will reduce wait times, and ensure supports commence while full plans are being developed.
“We will be doing what we can to support our members and the NDIA to implement as quickly as possible, as it will mean participants are not having to wait for extended periods,” David Moody said.