Depending on where you live and your child’s hearing loss, your child may be eligible for Australian Government funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The first stage of the NDIS began at a number of trial sites in July 2013. The NDIS is available in Tasmania.
The National Disability insurance Agency (NDIA) has developed a pathway for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to access the National Disability insurance Scheme with minimal delay following the diagnosis of hearing loss in a child aged 0-6 years. (For more information: NDIS Pathway Hearing Stream 0-6 years)
The information provided in the table below lists the government and non-government organisations who provide early intervention services for children with hearing loss and their families in Tasmania.
|DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION|
Early Childhood Intervention Service
|Services provided||To be advised|
|Cost to family||To be advised|
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|NEXTSENSE (formerly RIDBC)|
|Contact details||Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
Phone: 1300 581 391
|NDIS Provider Panel||Yes|
|Services offered||Services offered by video-conferencing
Assist parents to develop skills to support child
Assessment and consultation at North Rocks campus
|Cost to family||No|
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16-Jun-2021 3:05 PM (AEST)