Ability Centre is a registered disability service provider and NDIS provider. We support individuals and families living with autism, physical disabilities and intellectual disabilities.
Wherever you live in Western Australia, we can help you make the most of your NDIS Plan and include any of the following supports and services:
- Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology.
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Social work and psychology services
- Health and wellbeing programs
- Support Coordination and Specialist Support Coordination
- Equipment and home modifications that make everyday living easier
- Support in the home and in the community
- Respite care so carers and families can take a break
- School holiday therapy groups
- Accommodation – short term or permanent
- Job placement or supported employment
Who can I talk to about the NDIS?
You can talk to us! Please call us on 1300 106 106 and we can answer your questions whether you are an existing Ability Centre customer or not.
Am I eligible for the NDIS?
A person with a disability that is likely to be permanent and the disability makes it difficult to take part in everyday activities can access the NDIS. A person needs to meet disability criteria or a child will need to meet the early intervention requirements, as well as age and residency requirements. For full details see Access Requirements.
If you are unsure about your eligibility to receive NDIS planning and funded services and want to find out about the services that Ability Centre provides, please contact our Customer Engagement team on 1300 106 106.
Need to know more about the NDIS?
Our Customer Engagement Team can confidentially discuss your personal circumstances. If you would like to know more about the NDIS and how it is rolling out across Western Australia visit the NDIS website.
Other Disability Funding Pathways
Depending on your situation, you may receive funding for your disability through a separate organisation, such as the WA Insurance Commission in cases of permanent disability through a motor vehicle accident. You’ll find further information on these funding pathways, and links, below.
Department of Communities (Disability Services)
The Department is responsible for advancing opportunities for people with disability. Over the next three years, the role of the Department will change as the NDIS rolls out in WA. Click here for the website.
Insurance Commission of WA (ICWA)
In cases where a disability has arisen through a motor vehicle accident, a claim may be made via the WAIC or the commission of your home state. Ability Centre is a registered provider for the WA State Insurance Commission. Click here for the website.
In cases where you require rehabilitation or medical treatment due to a workplace injury, WorkCover WA will oversee the worker’s compensation process and payouts. Click here for the website.
Support to manage your funding and services
If you are receiving funding through the Department of Communities (Disability Services) or NDIS, you can choose from three main types of approved management and payment structures. It’s up to you how much responsibility you’d like to take on for managing the details of your funding. Regardless of which pathway you choose, you will always have a say about how your service is designed and delivered.
Structure 1: Self-Management
Make your choices with complete autonomy, and choose when you need support workers, while also looking after the financial side of your funding.
Structure 2: Shared Management
You and your family may prefer to recruit your own support workers, while Ability Centre can handle all the insurances, managing payroll and taxes, and provide backup support workers where required. If you are unsure about self-management you may prefer this particular option. You can always change your opinion and the approach at a later time.
Structure 3: Ability Centre Managed
Ability Centre undertakes all tasks associated with the day to day management of your funding, service, staff recruitment, training, supervision and compliance with reporting requirements. You will still be able to state and direct the services you want in your person-centred plan.