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Child Aware is located in Carina and Strathpine. Child Aware offers a high standard of professional service, qualified and trusted staff and convenient opening hours.




Opening Hours - Carina

Monday 11am–7pm
Tuesday 10am – 7pm
Wednesday 11am–7pm
Thursday 11am–7pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Opening Hours - Strathpine

Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 9am–5pm
Thursday 9am–5pm
Friday 8am -5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed



What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way to help people with disability get the care and supports they require for daily life. The NDIS can provide children and their families government-funded support to assist in achieving community involvement, education, health and wellbeing, and in the long term, independence and employment. The NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life. 


It centralises disability support and replaces most state-based funding models and is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).


Child Aware is an NDIS registered provider.


How can Child Aware assist children with disabilities and their families?

Child Aware psychologists can provide services and support to NDIS clients experiencing:

  • Developmental Delays 
  • Psychosocial Disabilities
  • Those experiencing limited capacity in the following areas: communication, social interactions, learning, mobility and the psychosocial impact associated with these areas e.g., anxiety around getting on public transport, self-care and self-management tasks.


 A Child Aware psychologists can help with:

  • Developing capacity-building skills in areas like communication, social interaction, emotional capacity building, learning, mobility, self-care, self-management 
  • Provide guidance to set and achieve goals to improve functioning and wellbeing
  • Developing skills to improve self-reliance and independence 
  • Support and increase the skills required for community participation
  • Developing, improving and enhancing personal and confidence skills
  • Developing, improving and enhancing coping mechanisms and skills training to tackle everyday tasks like getting to places on public transport, housekeeping, and budgeting
  • Collaborate with other services providers, family, and key people
  • Support clients to enter the workforce through capacity building (e.g., social skills, communication, emotional capacity, time management, planning, and organisational skills)
  • Behavioural management and support to individuals as well as their carers


Child Aware can also conduct mental health assessments to assist with your NDIS plan application.

Read more about assessments here:  https://www.childaware.com.au/assessment_-_help_your_child_learn.html


How do I access the NDIS?


Children aged 0-6 years and children aged over 7 years have different NDIS support pathways.


Children aged 0-6 years:


If your child is aged 0-6 years and has a developmental delay or disability, they can receive support through the NDIS’s early childhood early intervention approach. Your child doesn’t need a diagnosis.


For families in the Brisbane area with Children aged 0-6 years, the Benevolent Society is the Local Area Coordinator for the NDIS.


Children aged 7 years or older:

If your child is aged 7 years or older, to access the NDIS your child must:

  • have a permanent and significant disability that affects her ability to take part in everyday activities
  • be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or other visa holders with a Protected Special Category Visa
  • live in an area where the NDIS is operating.

For families in the Brisbane area with Children aged over 7 years, Carers Queensland is the Local Area Coordinator for the NDIS.


Did you know that there are a number of ways to manage your NDIS funding?

There are four ways to manage your NDIS funding, including:

  • Plan-managed funding;
  • NDIA-managed funding;
  • Self-management;
  • Or a combination of the above.


What’s the difference between the options?

Plan-managed – The NDIA will provide funding in your plan to pay for a Plan Manager who pays your providers for you. They claim directly from your budgets in your plan to pay providers on your behalf, view your plan on the Myplace portal to keep track of your budget and take care of financial reporting for you. Depending on your circumstances, they can also help you choose your providers.


NDIA-managed – The NDIA pays your providers on your behalf. When NDIA-managed, you are able to choose from a range of NDIS-registered providers. Your providers claim payment electronically from your funding. You cannot use unregistered providers. You can look on the Myplace portal to see what claims providers are making against your NDIS funding and keep track of your budget. The NDIA will manage your book-keeping and records of your spending.


Self-management – The NDIA provides you with funding so you can access the supports that will best help you achieve your goals. By choosing to self-manage, you will have control over and responsibility for your NDIS funding so you can manage your own budget for the duration of your plan, and choices in deciding what supports you purchase in line with what is included in your plan, who provides these supports, and how they are delivered.


A combination of the above.


Accessing services

If you are already registered with the NDIS and have a plan that includes therapy services, contact us and we will take care of the rest, getting you the therapy you need as quickly as possible.


To determine if you are eligible to receive supports under the NDIS, the best place to start is with the brief NDIS access checklist. Click here to go to the checklist.


If you are not eligible for NDIS and would like to access our specialist therapy services through private health insurance or other means, see the information on our Private Cover, Fee for Service and Other Payment Options page.



Where to find more information :


https://www.ndis.gov.au/  or call 1800 800 110