Autism Support Services

As a leading Autism Support service provider, Sapphire Support is dedicated to ensuring everyone has access to the care and support they need to live their best life.

NDIS Funded Autism Support Services

Get Leading Autism Care & Support

As a condition that affects someone from the day they are born, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disability that manifests in different ways for every individual.  However, today, more and more people living with Autism are thriving in every facet of life with the help of early intervention, specialised care, and support from family and friends.

At Sapphire Support, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of autism services and support for people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.  Our experienced team of specialists are here to provide you with the guidance, tools and support you need to live your best life, achieve your goals and reach your full potential!

Is Autism Support Covered by the NDIS?

How Support Services Can Help

For many people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the NDIS provides the chance to receive supports they’ve never had before.

For NDIS funded participants. Sapphire Support offers various autism support services such as supported independent living and social and community participation.

The benefits of Autism support services include:

  • Access to a team of highly-skilled professionals who can provide guidance, advice, and support with navigating the NDIS system
  • Improved quality of life
  • Greater independence
  • A sense of belonging and social inclusion
  • Greater self-esteem and confidence
  • Assistance in taking part in community activities

If you or someone you know is living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, get in touch with Sapphire Support today to find out how we can help!

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Our Autism Support Services

Our Support Services Include

Our Services Short Term Accommodation Respite

Supported Independent Living

Improving your experience of daily life with high-quality, personalised support.

Supported Independent Living SIL Accommodation

Specialist Disability Accommodation

Dedicated support for individuals with complex disabilities and hight support needs.

 

Social and Community Participation Winners

Social & Community Participation

Explore your creativity, engage with others and express yourself in your community.

Autism Resources To Help You Thrive

Your Journey Is Easier When Done Together

Autism Support Services works to improve interpersonal skills and provide opportunities for participants to socialise and partake in various activities, helping them gain a sense of belonging and combat social isolation.

The NDIS can fund a wide range of autism support, depending on an individual’s situation. Every participant will receive a personalised NDIS plan, which gives an overview of their situation, the supports they require, and how much funding they need.

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Your Local Autism Support Services

Superior Support, Tailored To You

Aligning your goals with the objectives of the NDIS is often a great place to start. Sapphire Support is committed to working collaboratively with you, your family and your carers to develop an individualised care plan that meets your unique needs.

We understand that every person with Autism has different goals, aspirations and support needs, which is why we tailor our services to each individual.

Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you or your loved one achieve their goals and live their best life!

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NDIS & Disability Service FAQ’S

Why Was The NDIS Introduced?

Before the NDIS was introduced, disability services in Australia had been a lottery.

The funding you received depended on how, when and where you acquired your disability, as well as where you lived. Some people got enough funding, some people got none! Really, it was all just a bit unfair!

So, after they held an enquiry, the Federal Government agreed that people with a disability deserved a fairer system. And, more control!

And in July 2013, the NDIS was introduced.

What Is The NDIA?

The NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency.

It is a government agency and its role is to implement and manage the NDIS and make sure people with disability continue to get the support they need.

What happens to my current Mobility Allowance with the NDIS?

When you join the NDIS you will no longer be eligible for the Mobility Allowance.

Remember to tell your Planner or Local Area Coordinator (LAC) that you get the Mobility Allowance at your planning meeting. That way they can make sure it is included in your new NDIS plan.

Is transport covered under the NDIS?

If you are not able to use public transport because of your disability, you may be able to get NDIS funding to cover transport such as taxis.

If you already receive funding through a taxi subsidy scheme, the NDIA will also take this into account.

The NDIS will not provide funding to carers or family members to transport a person with a disability to everyday commitments.

The NDIS can also fund supports that help you build confidence and learn how to travel or use public transport independently.

For example, if your goal is to get your driver’s licence, the NDIS may be able to support you to achieve this.

Will the NDIS fund home modifications?

The NDIS will only fund reasonable and necessary home modifications.

This often means they will give you funding to help you use certain rooms in your home such as your bedroom, living area, meal area and bathroom.

Some examples of common modifications are:

  • Ramps
  • Lifting platforms
  • Stair climbers
  • Hand rails
  • Bathroom modifications such as removal of a bath or enlarging a shower
  • Widening doorways
  • Kitchen modifications

The NDIS also only funds home modifications to a person’s primary residence. If you are renting, the owner must provide a written agreement and you will also need to intend on living there into the future.

Before the NDIS will fund modifications, other possible solutions such as assistive technology will also be looked at.

For example, bathroom modifications won’t be funded if equipment, such as a shower stool, could make the bathroom safe and accessible for you.

Can my family be included in the NDIS process?

Yes! You can invite family members to be a part of your planning process and really every step of the way.

You might like your family members included a lot, or a little – the choice is yours.

What if I am a Sapphire Support customer but am not eligible for NDIS support?

If you are not eligible for the NDIS but are already receiving support from Sapphire Support, you will still be able to access the same level of supports you already have in place.

Governments have agreed that no one should be disadvantaged by transitioning to the NDIS.

How will my funding be managed?

There are 3 different ways you can manage your NDIS plan.

You don’t have to choose only one of these options. You can use a combination.

For example, you might self-manage some parts of your plan while the NDIA may look after other parts.

The three options are:

  • Your plan is managed by someone from the NDIA
  • Your plan is managed by a Plan Manager
  • You manage your NDIS plan

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