NDIS Participants

NDIS participants who wish to learn to drive, OR, have the desire to drive after the onset of their disability can access funding support for an OT driving assessment under their NDIS plan! A driving assessment is a specialised functional assessment which can be funded under a participant’s Capacity Building budget.

An OT driving assessment is the first step that a participant must take to return to driving, or start learning to drive. We can also assist learner drivers who have experienced difficulty with learning to drive in the past.

In order to access funding for an OT driving assessment in your next NDIS Plan, make sure you: Contact us for an individualised assessment quote; State ‘Driving’ as one of your individual goals at your next plan meeting. In order to be able to do a driving assessment, you must already hold a learner’s permit OR valid license. If your license has been suspended for medical reasons, give us a call and we can assist you to obtain a temporary license for the assessment.

Remember, a driving assessment is a medico-legal assessment, so even if you are using your NDIS Plan to fund this support, you will still have to comply with the medical fitness standards for driving, and ensure the pre-assessment requirements have been met.

Give us a call for a free consultation about your individual situation!