If you're an NDIS participant and need to buy some assistive technology or communication technology devices, you will need the funding included in your plan.
If you don't already have funding available, you will have to ask for an NDIS plan review.
How do you get a plan review?
- Scheduled reviews. NDIS participants have scheduled plan reviews every 1, 2 or 3 years (depending on the length of their plan). You might decide you can wait for your communication device, and ask for it at your scheduled review.
- Unscheduled reviews. You can also request an NDIS early plan review. Log NDIS plan review request form with a Change of Circumstances (NDIS s48 review form). This form is easy to fill in. It tells the NDIS that something has changed in your life, and you need a change in your plan.
When you send in your plan review request form to the NDIS, you need to provide evidence of your new need for communication technology or assistive technology devices. That might include:
- An assessment and report from an OT
- An assessment and report from a speech therapist
- A report from our team at ComTEC to show that you've tried out a few different devices or AAC products and why one suits you best
- NDIS impact statement - a letter from you or your family member to show what the impact has been of using your new technology
You need to show that the NDIS funding you for that will be "reasonable and necessary", and that it will help you achieve your goals.
Provide a quote
The NDIS might give you funding for an item, but ask you for a quote. That means you will need to know exactly what communication or assistive technology you need, so that the quote can be exact. We can help with that, and you can trial as many pieces of software or technology as you need first via our Library loans.
Book a free consultation with us today to get started.