Information for Families and Carers


Real life stories and who we are


This video was launched at our Gala Dinner on Friday 6 April 2018. It documents the stories and lives of the wonderful families that we get to work with and support.


National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing individualised support to people with disability, or children who would benefit from early intervention, their families and carers. It enables eligible participants and their families to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and in the planning and delivery of their supports.

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

Eligibility is based on the individual needs of your child and the supports they require to reach their goals. Individual eligibility can only be determined by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). For more information about your child’s eligibility, visit the NDIS Access Checklist. The NDIS has already begun to roll-out in New South Wales, read more about the schedule here. It’s also important to remember that the scheme is not means-tested. It is designed to provide necessary supports to those who need them, regardless of family situation.

How Can Catherine Sullivan Centre Help?

Catherine Sullivan Centre can support your child and your family from the time of diagnosis through to school entry. We typically follow an auditory-verbal approach for the development of spoken language for children who are deaf or have hearing loss.  At times, sign supported communication or visual supported communication may be advantageous for the child's language development. If this is so, parents and therapists collaborate to make decisions in the best interest of the child. 

Together we will develop an Individual Family Service Plan for your child which can be accessed under funding from NDIS. Our team of professionals, including teachers and speech pathologists will work together with you to ensure that the best achievable outcomes are reached for your child.

NDIS contact details

Call: 1800 800 110*, 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday

For people with hearing or speech loss
TTY 1800 555 677*
Speak and listen 1800 555 727*

For people who need help with English TIS 131 450

For any other questions, call us on (02) 9746 6942 or speak to your Catherine Sullivan Centre therapist at your next visit.

We're here to help you navigate the NDIS.