Did you know that the service provider you choose do not have to be registered with the NDIS to work with you? The main difference between registered and non-registered providers is that only registered providers can claim their invoices directly from the NDIS.
Able-i believe that people with a disability and their families have the right to choose their own service providers / support team.
If you want choice and control over your disability funding and have asked the NDIS that you want to be self-managed or plan managed, you can use this service. If you haven’t, you can contact the NDIS at any time and ask to have plan management included in your plan. It comes at no extra cost to you and does not reduce your allocated funding, it does however, take the worry away from having to pay invoices.
Able-i does not charge any more than what is stated by the NDIS, so you will not have any out of pocket expenses.
Able-i can help families and individuals to navigate the NDIS and help you to bring your plan to life. They can support you through the NDIS plan review process, write reports, make recommendations and attend your review meetings with you.
Able-i can support you on your NDIS journey and make the necessary arrangements you require to achieve your NDIS goal. They can connect and coordinate other services or therapist if you require.
The NDIS gives people with disability greater control and choice over the support they receive and who they choose to work with. If you are self or plan managed you can use ABLE-i.
Children learn best in their natural environments, the family is the first natural environment for young children.
Able-i have qualified special education teachers and early intervention professionals who specialise in helping young children 7 and under with developmental delay, Autism and or cognitive disabilities. They use the ‘Key Worker’ model and guidelines described by Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA).
The Key Worker empowers parents with knowledge and skills and works in partnership with them to provide the coordinated support families require. The Key Worker provides support, resources and information to families to help build their capacity to promote their child’s learning and development.
The Key Worker can support your child in your home, early learning centre, school or community and will tailor an individual program to meet the needs of your child. They focus on delivering lasting improvements in all areas of a child’s development: communication, motor skills, self-care, toilet training, social skills, play, establishing routines, transition (i.e. starting kinder or school), emotional and behaviour support.
The Key Worker is experienced in engaging children in their learning and making learning achievable and meaningful. They can coordinate and work collaboratively with other specialists / services and be your main point of contact, giving you more time to spend with family.
Learning & Autism Therapy Specialist.
Able-i believe that it is important to plan and deliver individualised, meaningful and engaging programs which directly relate to a child’s / young person’s needs /goals.
Able-i will continue working with you and your child once early intervention ceases. They will provide support and skill building programs for children and young adults aged between 7 and 25, who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and or cognitive disability so they can achieve their goals.
Able-i tailor capacity and skill building programs to support and engage children and young adults in their learning, so that they can continue to develop functional skills to increase their participation in everyday life.
Able-i can work with your child or young adult in their own home and or community, meaning that therapy / learning is relevant, meaningful and effective, unlike clinic based therapies. They will liaise with teachers, therapists, psychologist and doctors.
Able-i use a wide range of evidence based practices to design and implement individual programs / interventions which directly relate to your child’s or young adults individual needs and goals.
Able-i can develop programs and implement strategies to facilitate progress in a wide range of functional areas such as;
- Fine and Gross Motor Development
- Social Skills / play
- Emotional and Behavioural Support
- Daily/weekly routines
- Independent living skills
- Community access
- Personal Safety
Therapy Assistant / Support Worker
The therapy assistant and or the support worker service at Able-i starts with an initial meeting with a supervisor to gain a better understanding of the goals you want to achieve and the kind of support you require. They will work with you to design an individualized program and match you with an experienced therapy assistant or support worker.
The therapy assistant can help implement your child’s therapy programs. They will work with you under the guidance of a professional and follow the planned interventions, giving your child increased opportunities to practice their skill between therapy sessions. This is at a lower cost to you than the cost of a therapist, allowing for better use of your NDIS funds.
Able-i can arrange for support workers to assist with community access, daily routines, shopping, recreation, travel training, employment / learning support, independent living skills.
Professional Consultancy and Kindergarten Inclusion Support (KIS)
Able-i promotes inclusive environments and can offer specialist consultancy and training for professionals working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and or a cognitive disability in either Kindergarten or Primary school settings. This service can help professionals to implement evidence based practices and strategies to assist with providing the necessary adjustments, adaptations or modifications required for the child to participate inclusively in their learning environment.
Able-i can provide Kindergarten Inclusion Support (KIS) service to children attending Kindergartens funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET). The KIS team at Able-i, promote inclusive kindergartens and can arrange for additional assistance within the kindergarten program and professional consultancy for educators.
Professionals working in four year old community kindergarten programs, can participate in training to gain specific understanding of the needs a child may require to participate fully in the kindergarten environment.
For Kindergarten staff to participate in this service they firstly need to seek approval through Department of Education and Training (DET) application process to approve their funding. Further information can be found on the DET website.