Down Syndrome Support Services

As a leading Down Syndrome Support service provider in Sunshine Coast and Gympie, Sapphire Support is dedicated to ensuring everyone has access to the care and support they need to live their best life.

NDIS Funded Down Syndrome Support Services

Down Syndrome Care & Support

Today, people with Down Syndrome are living longer, healthier and more productive lives than ever before. And, with the right care and support, they can achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives within their community!

Sapphire Support is proud to provide a range of support services in Gympie and Sunshine Coast that are dedicated to supporting people with Down Syndrome, their families and carers. Our team of experts are committed to helping NDIS participants achieve their goals and live a life that is as independent as possible.

If you or a family member are NDIS participants looking for leading Down Syndrome support in Sunshine Coast and Gympie, get in touch with us today and discover how we can help you achieve your goals.

Sunshine Coast Down Syndrome Support Services

What Our NDIS Support Services Include

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Supported Independent Living

With accommodation and services across Gympie and the Sunshine Coast, participants can gain the freedom to live life on their own terms.

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Specialist Disability Accommodation

Our SDA services offer innovative and modified homes designed to help NDIS participants with high support needs live as independently as possible.

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Social & Community Participation

Meet new people, try new things, make unforgettable memories and be a part of the local community with assistance with social and community participation.

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Daily Assisted Living

At Sapphire Support, we empower individuals with disabilities to live independently and with dignity through comprehensive personal care and daily living support.

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What Our Clients Say

Is Down Syndrome Support Covered by the NDIS?

Support To Help You Live Your Life

At Sapphire Support, we understand that every individual is unique and requires personalised support at different stages of their life. Whether you need help navigating the NDIS or building a support plan to achieve your goals, our dedicated team is here to listen, guide, and provide assistance every step of the way!

Our passionate team works closely with participants and their families to identify their needs, advocate on their behalf, and build a tailored plan for achieving their goals and enhancing their quality of life.

We strive to be a solid support system for people with Down Syndrome and their families, ensuring that every individual receives the care they deserve. From supported independent living to participating in social and community activities, we have several services available that have been designed to help people with Down Syndrome develop interpersonal skills, gain a sense of belonging, and combat social isolation.

Our team of professionals are committed to helping participants thrive, and we work tirelessly to ensure that their best interests are always at heart!

Discover the Benefits of Our Down Syndrome Support Services

How We Empower Individuals with Down Syndrome

Our Services Short Term Accommodation Respite

Support For Independence

Live a more independent life with qualified disability support, assistance and resources

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Address Your  Personal Care Needs

Our Down Syndrome support services are available to develop an effective plan for meeting personal care needs


Social and Community Participation Winners

Expert Guidance & Resources

Access to a team of highly-skilled professionals who can provide guidance, advice, and support with navigating the NDIS system

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Personalised Support & Assistance

Help in building a tailored plan that meets your individual needs and enables you to achieve your goals

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NDIS & Disability Service FAQS

Is Down Syndrome Support Covered by the NDIS?

The NDIS provides funding for disability support and services that help people with disabilities to live more independently. The exact support and funding participants can receive will depend on their individual situation, from the severity of their disability and how it affects their day-to-day life.

While individuals with Down syndrome over the age of seven are not automatically eligible for NDIS funding, there is an access request form that can be completed by families or carers, where NDIS funding will be determined based on what is ‘reasonable and necessary’.

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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Let Sapphire Support help you gain your independence. Get in touch to discuss your down syndrome support needs today.

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