In The Media | 2 July 2017

NDIS rollout extends to include children as more than 1800 people sign up for the scheme

MORE young Tasmanians are accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with its extension to include children between the age of 4 and 11 years from July 1.

Human Services Minister Jacquie Petrusma said those children and their caregivers would have more choice and control around their care needs.

A total of 1877 Tasmanians are participating in the NDIS.

“So far, 2114 young people have been found eligible for the NDIS, with 1877 participants with an approved plan in Tasmania,” Ms Petrusma said.

She said that by March 31, 616 service providers had been approved to support people.

About 10,600 Tasmanians are expected to be participating in the NDIS by mid 2019 after all age groups have been rolled into the scheme.

The Government expects about 1750 jobs to be created in the disability services sector.

Source: The Mercury