Learn more about NDIS Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology is any device that allows participants to perform tasks that they would otherwise be unable to do.
Are there different levels of Assistive Technology?
The most common Assistive Technology is level 1: Basic Assistive Technology. This is usually individual items that cost less than $1,500 and can be bought directly off the shelf. It falls under the Core support category Consumables, which means you can buy it using your Core funding. Items that are more expensive than $1,500 need to be submitted to the NDIA.
What if I don’t have Consumables under Core support?
The great thing about Core is that it is flexible. If you have spare budget in one Core category you can move it into another. For example, if you have $5,000 in Social & Community Participation that won’t be touched, you can move it into Consumables, but just remember that means you will have less money in Social & Community Participation.
What sort of Assistive Technology can I buy?
There is no list that says what you can and can’t buy, however, the equipment or device needs to be reasonable and necessary for your disability. Some of the most common items are:
- iPads and Tablets
- Noise-cancelling headphones
- Smart-home accessories e.g. voice activated lights
- Shower stools
- Gym equipment e.g. balance balls, treadmills
- Sensory tools e.g. fidget spinners, blankets
- Household equipment e.g. beds, recliner chairs
- Minor home modifications e.g. handrails
How do I buy low-cost Assistive Technology with my NDIS funds?
Whether you are a participant or support coordinator, we have recently introduced myOneStepPay, all you need to do is send us information on the product, store and delivery arrangements and we’ll do the rest. You don’t need to worry about getting the store to send us any invoice.
Consult your Occupational therapist about what Assistive Technologies are right for you and then give us a call on 1300 60 33 89 or email us at info@myAutonomy.com.au if you have any questions.