Automatic NDIS plan extensions

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From April to 30 June, if your plan is due to end, you may be eligible to automatically extend your plan, without the need for a plan review. An automatic plan extension means that instead of getting a new plan, your current plan will continue – with the same funded supports for the same duration as your current plan, up …

NDIS price guide

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Amicus support costs All Amicus NDIS supports are charged at the price limit in the NDIS support catalogue. To see the current NDIS prices and guides, click the button below. NDIS guides and pricing Understanding the price guide Understanding the Price Guide is a resource from the NDIS that explains the Price Guide and Support Catalogue and how they might …

Fun and free Easter events

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Whilst the annual Bendigo Easter parade isn’t happening this year, there will be lots of Easter celebrations across Bendigo. Egg-splore Bendigo at Easter is a City wide Easter festival that kicks off on 1 April, running until 5 April. All activities are family friendly, however tickets will need to be booked prior to the event for anyone under 12 years …

Our specialist disability accommodation for Bendigo begins

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On Monday 22 March we turned the first sod and started the build for our new specialist disability accommodation (SDA) units in North Bendigo. After years of planning and work from many wonderful people to make this happen, Bendigo will have two new specialist housing options for people with a disability by 2022. What is SDA? SDA stands for specialist …

Choosing your NDIS service provider

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Choosing who to provide NDIS funded supports can be a daunting process; navigating registered and non-registered providers, self-employed contractors, agencies or to employ staff directly. Our Support Coordination Manager, Bonny Gutteridge, has had 15 years within the disability sector, working within the NDIA before her current role at Amicus, offers some advice:  “The most important thing is trust; you must …

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Stage 3 restrictions apply to Regional Victoria

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From 6pm tonight, Victoria will enter a State of Disaster.   This will give our police additional powers to make sure people are complying with public health directions, which will be updated in coming days. From 11:59pm on Wednesday, regional Victoria will return to Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions. That means there’ll again only be four reasons to be out:  Shopping for food …

Living the Values Award Winners

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The Living the Values Awards are presented each year at the Amicus Annual General Meeting for participants who have been nominated by staff as living and achieving things in their life that are consistent with the Amicus Values. These values include Self Direction, Individuality, Active Participation and Capacity Building – all of which are principles that help our participants live …

Should I Self Manage My NDIS Plan?

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Self direction is an Amicus Value, which means that prioritising it is fundamental to how we work. We believe that everyone has the right to decide what happens in their lives and self-managing your NDIS funding is a great way to ensure you’re receiving the best supports for you. Self-managing your NDIS funding means that you have the option to …

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Everything you need to know about Amicus Behavioural Support Services

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Amicus’ newest service, Behavioural Support, is already having great success helping Victorian’s living with a disability manage behaviours of concern and decrease the use of restrictive practise with an individual approach to assessment, planning and therapy. Increasing demand for services locally and long metropolitan waitlists, compelled Amicus to introduce Behavioural Support to its expanding suite of services in 2018. Behavioural …

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NDIA backflip raises prices for NDIS services and leaves organisations out of pocket.

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Thousands of Australians living with a disability may be forced to reduce their support services under recent changes to the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) made by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Amicus is outraged by the surprise amendments, which came into force on October 1, and is calling on the federal government and NDIA to reverse the decision immediately. …