Who can help me apply for NDIA funding for my autistic child?

The journey of applying for the NDIS can be a difficult and tumultuous time, especially for parents, carers and guardians who are solely focused on getting supports their child needs.

While it can be daunting, it’s important to remember that there are many different organisations, peak bodies and advocacy groups that can assist you in the application process.

The following organisations and advocacy groups offer support for those applying to the NDIS with autism, however this list is not exhaustive and the waitlists can at times be longer so please reach out to each organisation for further assistance

Autism Spectrum Australia (better known as Aspect) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide people on the autism spectrum with the opportunity to realise their strengths. Aspect also provides support to those one the autism spectrum, including support for those looking to apply for the NDIS.
You can contact Aspect directly for help applying for or gathering information for your application to the NDIS.

Autism Awareness is an organisation that simply aims to empower families with a loved one on the autism spectrum. They supply an in-depth guide to applying for the NDIS, including resources on access and eligibility, planning and support, and managing your NDIS plan. They are available for direct contact for those needing more support.

Amaze is an advocacy organisation that aims to help shape a better future for those on the autism spectrum. They actively support prospective participants applying for the NDIS and are available via phone on 1300 308 699, email at info@amaze.org.au or webchat on their site.

Need help finding a disability advocate?

If you are a person with disability who needs someone to speak up for them you can use Ask Izzy to search for independent Disability Advocacy providers in your area. These services provide access to professionals who can ensure the choices and rights of people with disability are respected and they are being treated fairly

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