New Australian grant funding for assistive technology

In this blog, we highlight the new Australian NDIS funding opportunities for assistive technology for Parkinson’s

The National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS is an Australian government scheme being introduced progressively across all states and territories in Australia. The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive, and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disabilities or children with developmental delay.

The NDIS is only available to:

  • People who live in Australia
  • Australian citizens
  • Permanent Visa holders
  • Protected Special Category Visa holders.

This means that, if you meet the criteria detailed above, you may be eligible to receive reimbursed coverage for the cost of the Beats Medical Parkinson’s service.

The Beats Medical Service provides digitally delivered allied health therapies, which include mobility, speech, and dexterity therapies, based on clinically proven treatments, for people with Parkinson’s. We also provide a dedicated support service to help members get the most benefit from the treatments.

Our award-winning Parkinson’s service is internationally recognised and approved by Europe’s largest Parkinson’s charity, Parkinson’s UK. Through this approval process, our service was also independently evaluated by digital health assessment specialists, Our Mobile Health. The service was awarded an overall score of 98% for regulatory, security, effectiveness, usability, accessibility, and technical stability standards.

Below is a step by step guide detailing how to apply for the NDIS grant access: