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Source: https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/assistive-technology-explained

Assistive technologies (AT) are physical supports that help you:

  • do something more easily or safely
  • do something you otherwise cannot do because of your disability.

Examples of AT can include:

  • an app to help you speak to another person if you have a speech impairment
  • non-slip mats, that assist you to move around your home safely
  • special forks, that assist you to eat
  • higher risk AT items, such as wheelchairs and adjustable beds.
  • AT may be included in your NDIS plan if:
    • it meets the reasonable and necessary criteria
    • it meets your needs
    • it helps you to pursue your goals.

We can’t fund AT items that are more appropriately funded by other government services.