Image of child breaking TV

A SealTV TV enclosure would have protected this TV.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at providing support to individuals with a permanent and significant disability, ensuring their valued inclusion and participation in the community, workplace, and everyday life. One of the unique aspects of the NDIS is its focus on providing personalised support and funding to meet the specific needs of each participant, which can include the purchase of assistive technologies or modifications to support a better quality of life.

For families with special needs children, safeguarding home appliances becomes imperative to prevent accidental damage. A TV enclosure is a practical solution to protect the television and enhance safety. Acquiring funding for such an enclosure through the NDIS involves a few critical steps.

  1. Understand Eligibility: The first step is to ensure the child is an NDIS participant, which requires meeting specific age, residency, and disability requirements.
  2. Plan Meeting: Schedule a planning meeting with an NDIS planner or Local Area Coordinator (LAC). It’s vital to communicate how the TV enclosure fits into the child’s support needs, focusing on safety and the child’s interaction with their environment.
  3. Quote Gathering: Obtain quotes for the TV enclosure that meets your child’s needs. The NDIS may require multiple quotes to ensure the purchase is cost-effective and meets the participant’s requirements. SealTV can provide a no obligation quote for an enclosure to suit your TV and requirements.
  4. Approval and Funding: Submit the quotes and justification to the NDIS through your planner or LAC. If approved, the NDIS will fund the enclosure as part of the child’s plan.

It’s crucial to keep in mind that the NDIS funds supports and products that are deemed “reasonable and necessary” and directly related to the participant’s disability. Therefore, the application for a TV enclosure should clearly articulate how it aids in managing the child’s interaction with their environment safely and effectively.

Navigating the NDIS to secure funding for necessary modifications like a TV enclosure demonstrates the scheme’s commitment to supporting individuals with disabilities by acknowledging the importance of adapting their living environment to their needs.