Important information regarding THERAPY ACT
The ACT Government is committed to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Increased choice and control for NDIS clients can best be achieved through the growth and expertise of non-government providers which requires the withdrawal of Government from service provision to foster the market.
As a result, Therapy ACT has now ceased operating.
What happens now?
The NDIS will continue to fund support packages to allow scheme participants to purchase therapy services from the non-government sector. The range of allied health service providers in the ACT is growing and will continue to do so.
For more information on the NDIS please go to http://www.ndis.gov.au/ or call 1800 800 110.
Who will assess whether children have special early intervention needs?
A new ACT Government Child Development Service commenced in January 2016 to support families who have concerns about their child’s development. It provides assessment and referral for children 0-6 years and children 7-8 years with complex needs who have not had a previous assessment by an allied health professional. It will also provide Autism assessment for children aged to 12 years. This service will refer children to the NDIS where appropriate. Children eligible for the NDIS will then purchase therapy services from the non-government sector through their NDIS funding package.
For information on the Child Development Service and its Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology Drop-In Clinics go to:
How can previous Therapy ACT clients gain access to their records?
The ACT Government Community Services Directorate Freedom of Information is now responsible for keeping and giving access to Therapy ACT client records.
To apply to access client records please contact the FOI Coordination Team:
Ph (02) 6205 0244