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NDIS and external services

Broderick Gillawarna School is committed to working with members of the community, local agencies, allied health professionals and external service providers in meeting the diverse needs of our students. Through collaboration and partnerships we strive to work together for towards enhancing the learning outcomes of all our students.

Information for parents and carers - Requesting the delivery of an NDIS funded disability therapy service 

This document provides important information for parents and carers who are considering requesting that NDIS-funded services are delivered to their child while at school.

There are 4 key steps for parents and carers who seek to have NDIS-funded services delivered in school:

  1. Ask the school in writing
  2. Meet with school staff to discuss details
  3. Principal considers your request taking into account the needs of your child, other students and the operations of the school
  4. If agreed, the service needs to enter into an agreement with the school and meet important legal requirements.

View the information_for_parents (DOCX 54KB) document for more information.

Information for providers and provider checklist - Externally funded service providers delivering health, disability and wellbeing services to students

The department has established processes to support schools to meet legislative and policy requirements when considering whether to grant access to an externally funded provider to deliver its services to students on school premises and during school hours.

Decisions around whether to provide access to externally funded providers are a matter for the school principal, based on whether it is in the best educational interests of the student, and considering the school's duty of care towards all staff and students. Principals have the discretion to grant or not grant school access to an external provider, taking a range of important factors into consideration. These considerations include:

  • the impact of the service on curriculum requirements and the student's participation in teaching and learning activities,
  • the extent to which the service supports the student's learning needs or enhances access to education,
  • the impact of the service on other students and/or the operations of the school.

View the information_for_providers (DOCX 58KB) document for more information.

Therapist request letter

To assist in streamlining the process of requesting therapist to attend school to support student learning and engagement a 'therapist request letter template' has been created that can be used to begin the process of requesting a service provider access the school to deliver a supported program to students.

Download the therapist request Letter (DOCX 12KB) template.

What can I do if my access request to the NDIS was declined?

If you think you should be able to access the NDIS, you have an option to ask for an internal review.

Disability Advocacy NSW was established in 2006 with the amalgamation of Disability Advocacy Service Hunter (DASH) and Advocacy Northwest (ANW). The service is funded to provide independent advocacy by Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) and NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

For more information find a link to their information flyer here.