Above & Beyond Dental

Call 0447 206 368

Evolve Therapy
Evolve Therapy

SIL and NDIS SDA Assessment

We complete SIL and SDA Eligibility Assessments for NDIS participants.

supported disability accomodation

Evolve Therapy Services Occupational Therapists provide SIL and SDA Eligibility Assessments, addressing all NDIS criteria required for a participants housing plan. Our experienced OTs understand the importance of a comprehensive and accurate assessment for the NDIS.

Get in touch

Use our enquiry form or speak with reception on 08 6183 1763

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing designed for people who require specialised and high support needs. Designed, constructed and fitted out with accessible features, they facilitate independence and safety for people and their carers.

SDA housing enables people with a disability the freedom, choice and control surrounding where they live and who they wish to live with. At its core, SDA is about maximising a person’s independence, safety and wellbeing.

The NDIS funds SDA for participants of whom are not able to reside in mainstream housing, or it is recognised that specialised housing, will have a significant improvement on the person’s standard of care, quality of life and opportunities throughout day to day life. The NDIS specifies that participants of whom are eligible for SDA include:

  1. People with an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs, and
  2. People of whom meet the specialist disability accomodation needs requirement and the NDIS funding criteria

Completing an SDA Assessment

Evolve OT’s can complete a specific assessment, to determine NDIS participant’s eligibility for Supported Disability Accommodation (SDA). The SDA assessment is provided to the NDIS participant, their health care team and possibly their SDA provider if required, with a goal of informing eligibility surrounding the funding of supports.

We’ll assess a person’s background and their current supports, with an emphasis on looking at living and accommodation factors. We’ll also consider current assistive technology and equipment that contributes to a person’s housing and living circumstances.

Whilst not dissimilar to a Functional Capacity Assessment, an SDA assessment focuses on identifying how SDA can assist a person with all aspects of function and capacity. Using a combination of questions, standardised and non-standardised assessments, we’ll cover aspects like:

  1. Physical living space requirements
  2. Engagement in instrumental activities of daily living
  3. Mobility in the home and community
  4. Requirements for assistive technology and equipment in the home

SDA assessments are completed clearly and concisely, with a goal of encompassing and addressing all aspects of NDIA requirements.

Contact us to book an SDA Assessment today.

SIL and SDA Assessment FAQ’s

What is a NDIS SDA Eligibility Assessment?

An NDIS SDA Eligibility Assessment is an evaluation conducted to determine if an individual meets the criteria for accessing Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This assessment assesses the individual's specific needs and goals to determine their eligibility for SDA funding.

Who performs the NDIS SDA Eligibility Assessment?

The NDIS SDA Eligibility Assessment is typically conducted by registered allied health practitioners or professionals with expertise in disability assessments. These professionals have the necessary knowledge and experience to assess an individual's functional capacity and housing needs to determine their eligibility for SDA funding.

What criteria are considered in the NDIS SDA Eligibility Assessment?

The NDIS SDA Eligibility Assessment considers various criteria, including the individual's functional capacity, specific disability-related needs and the impact of their disability on their daily living activities. It also examines the participant's goals and aspirations to determine the appropriate level of support and accommodation required.

How does the NDIS SDA Eligibility Assessment impact funding decisions?

The results of the NDIS SDA Eligibility Assessment are crucial in determining the type and level of funding an individual may receive for Specialist Disability Accommodation. The assessment helps the NDIS make informed funding decisions based on the participant's specific needs, goals and eligibility for SDA funding.

How do Occupational Therapists assist with the NDIS SDA Eligibility Assessment process?

Evolve Therapy Occupational Therapists provide comprehensive support throughout the NDIS SDA Eligibility Assessment process. Our experienced team will guide you through the assessment, help you understand the requirements, and work closely with you and your Support Coordinator to ensure your Housing Plan addresses all the necessary criteria for NDIS approval. We are here to advocate for your needs and assist you in accessing the specialised disability accommodation you require.

Get in touch

Use our enquiry form or speak with reception on 08 6183 1763