Therapy  ACT

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 Link 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