What is Aspergers Syndrome?

 

Aspergers Syndrome is a previously used diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum.  Children and adults with Aspergers often have difficulties with social skills, motor regulations and may demonstrate a restricted range of interests.  However, unlike many diagnosed with a less functioning Autism disorder their language and cognitive skills are largely intact.

What classification is Aspergers Syndrome included under in the NDIS?

 

Aspergers Syndrome is classified in List B as a permanent condition for which functional capacity are variable and further assessment of functional capacity is generally required.

Am I eligible for the NDIS?

 

You may be eligible for the NDIS if:

  • You are under 65 years of age
  • Live permanently in Australia or; Australian CItizen permanent resident or hold a protected special category visa
  • Your mental illness or disability is permanent or life long and affects your ability to do everyday things.

Or you have to meet the early intervention requirements:

  • You or your child have a disability that is likely to be permanent or early supports would reduce how much help you or your child require in the future and
  • Your child is aged under 6 and has developmental delay.

For further information on eligibility please visit the NDIS access checklist.

What type of support can be funded to help people with Aspergers Syndrome?

 

  • Assistance with daily life at home
  • Assistive technology
  • Increasing social and community participation
  • Improving relationships
  • Improving learning
  • Improving life choices
  • Finding and keeping a job
  • Transport to daily activities
  • Improving daily living skills
  • Supporting living arrangements

What evidence do you need to provide?

 

Further information regarding what information about your disability you need to include as a part of your access request form can be found at the following pages:

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