|31 July 2018||6:30pm to 8:30pm||Victoria University Convention Centre,
Gate 1 460 Ballarat Road, Sunshine
|1 August 2018||6:30pm to 8:30pm||Overnewton Castle
51 Overnewton Road, Keilor
Please register here via Eventbrite. If you require assistance with this registration, please contact your child’s school for assistance.
For additional information, visit: http://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/vic
If you have any further questions please contact Azmiye Reddaway, Regional Disability Coordinator SWVR on 9194 6373.
The NDIA is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the NDIS.
Information for families and students who live in Brimbank Melton Area and are:
If your child meets the age, residency and disability requirements of the NDIS and you live in the City of Brimbank or the City of Melton your child may be able to access the NDIS.
The NDIA start date in Brimbank and Melton is October 2018. The NDIA may contact you by phone or letter before October to begin the process of access to the NDIS. Please be aware that the NDIA will call from an ‘unknown’ caller ID number and only leave a voice message if your voice mail identifies you by name. This is due to privacy concerns. If they are not able to contact you they will send you a letter. The NDIA is contacting a large number of families so you may not be immediately contacted. Your patience is appreciated.
As the NDIS may fund supports and services in addition to what your child is currently receiving at school, we encourage you to respond to the NDIA as soon as they get in touch.
It is important to note the NDIS does not fund supports that relate to your child’s learning. These will still be the responsibility of schools and the education system.
If your child is eligible for the NDIS, you will be asked to work with the NDIA to develop a plan which will identify the services and support best suited to your child.
Your child will be assessed for need and may be eligible for a range of supports. For now, your child’s bus to school and support for personal care needs at school will continue to be delivered in the same way. If there are changes to arrangements in the future these will be gradual and we will talk to you first. For now there is no change.
If you live in the Brimbank Melton area and your child is not currently receiving these services through the Victorian Government, and you believe they might be eligible for the NDIS, we encourage you to approach the NDIA to be assessed. You can contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110.
The NDIS is transitioning across Victoria, Local Government Area by Local Government Area from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019. To see when the Local Government Area you live in is scheduled to transition, please refer to the website: https://myplace.ndis.gov.au/ndisstorefront/about-us/our-sites/vic.1.html. Closer to the Area rollout more information will become available.