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NDIS Cerebral Palsy Series: Navigating the NDIS

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Welcome to the NDIS Cerebral Palsy Series

If you have found your way to this page, it means you are interested in learning more about cerebral palsy and navigating the NDIS.

Our MyCareSpace NDIS Navigators have prepared a series of resources that unpack the topics frequently searched by people with cerebral palsy and their families who want to better understand how to use their NDIS funding to achieve their goals.

Each topic has a different theme and provides you with additional links and resources to further your learning. Starting off with an overview of cerebral palsy and the NDIS...


Cerebral Palsy and the NDIS

The most recent insights from the NDIA show that 17,680 active participants in the NDIS have a primary disability of cerebral palsy. This makes up 3% of all NDIS participants and is increasing over time with more people accessing the Scheme. It is important to understand and know how to navigate the NDIS.

This topic provides an overview of the following:

  • What is Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis
  • Are people with Cerebral Palsy eligible for NDIS funding?
  • What kind of supports will the NDIS fund for Cerebral Palsy?

Learn all about NDIS eligibility and navigating NDIS supports:

Cerebral Palsy and the NDIS


Cerebral Palsy and Supported Independent Living (SIL) - Back to Basics

Navigating Supported Independent Living (SIL) in the NDIS can be difficult, particularly when you are still learning about your NDIS plan and how to best achieve your NDIS goals. A back-to-basics approach will help to build your understanding of SIL and how to make it work best for you.

This topic covers the following:

  • Cerebral Palsy and Complex Needs
  • Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability & other Co-Occurring Conditions
  • Cerebral Palsy, the NDIS & Supported Independent Living (SIL)
  • Cerebral Palsy and Functional Capacity
  • Cerebral Palsy and SIL - High Support Needs and Assistive Technology

Find out more about the supports available to you for SIL and what this could look like for you.

Cerebral Palsy and SIL - Back to Basics


Cerebral Palsy - Understanding Supported Independent Living (SIL) in your NDIS Plan

“What is funded by the NDIS in SIL, and what do I have to pay myself?”. This is a question the MyCareSpace Connections Team regularly receives when speaking with NDIS participants and families.

There can often be confusion about what your NDIS funding does and does not cover when it comes to SIL.

Understand how SIL works in your plan by learning about the following:

  • The Logistics of SIL
  • Where is SIL funded in my NDIS plan?
  • Does SIL include accommodation, groceries and other day-to-day expenses?
  • What happens to SIL if I am in hospital?
  • Is staff training required for Cerebral Palsy in the NDIS?
  • Does SIL = shared supports?
  • Will I receive SIL if I don’t need support all of the time?

Find out more about SIL and your NDIS plan:

Cerebral Palsy - Understanding SIL in your NDIS Plan


How to get funding for Supported Independent Living (SIL) with Cerebral Palsy

So you now know how SIL is funded in your NDIS plan, but how do you get approved for funding for SIL?

Find out more about getting funding in your NDIS plan for SIL:

  • Cerebral Palsy and Support Needs
  • Supported Independent Living (SIL) Eligibility
  • Is SIL Reasonable and Necessary?
  • What do the NDIS consider when approving funding for Supported Independent Living (SIL)?
  • What is a Functional Capacity Assessment?
  • How does a Functional Capacity Assessment for SIL differ to a standard Functional Capacity Assessment?
  • How can I get a Functional Capacity Assessment for Supported Independent Living (SIL)?
  • Submitting evidence to the NDIS for Supported Independent Living (SIL) - Home & Living Request

How to get SIL in your plan? Read here:

SIL Funding for Cerebral Palsy


Cerebral Palsy and Assistive Technology (NDIS)

If you are navigating SIL in the NDIS, there is a possibility you also require assistive technology to assist you with mobility and your activities of daily living. There is a wide range of assistive technology available for individuals with cerebral palsy to use.

Find out more about the following assistive technology solutions:

  • Mobility Devices
  • Transfer Assistive Technology
  • Bedroom Assistive Technology
  • Bathroom Assistive Technology
  • Living and Dining Assistive Technology
  • Kitchen Assistive Technology
  • Communication Assistive Technology
  • Hearing Devices
  • Assistive Technology for Children during Early Intervention

Exploring assistive technology solutions? Find out more here:

Cerebral Palsy and Assistive Technology (NDIS)


Find More Resources

MyCareSpace offers a range of resources across all topics involving the NDIS.

Review our Resource Library to learn more about how to make the most of your NDIS funding:

MyCareSpace Resources


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