NDIS Behaviour Support Funding Explained – National 360
What NDIS Behaviour Support Funding do you need to access Behaviour Support Services?
Behaviour support services are funded under the NDIS Capacity Building support category of ‘Improved Relationships’. This support category is for the provision of specialised assessment where a participant may have complex or unclear needs, requiring long term or intensive supports to address behaviours of concern. Only NDIS Behaviour Support services can access this funding.
There are two line items within the ‘Improved Relationships’ support category:
- Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support
- Behaviour Management Plan Including Training in Behaviour Management Strategies
Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support focuses on providing highly specialised intensive support interventions to address significantly harmful or persistent behaviours of concern. It also includes the development of behaviour support plans that temporarily use restrictive practices, with the intention to minimize use of these practices.
Behaviour Management Plan Including Training focuses on training for carers and others in behaviour management strategies required due to the participant’s disability.
Typically, an NDIS Participant will be funded for both line items if they require ongoing Behaviour Support services.
What if an NDIS Participant requires Behaviour Support but does not have Improved Relationships funded in their NDIS plan?
Behaviour Support services can only be delivered if the NDIS plan contains Improved Relationships funding. However, if the NDIS participant either engages in behaviours of concern or restrictive practices have been identified, and they do not have Improved Relationships funding, an assessment can be completed with a member of the PBS team.
This assessment, known as Assessment and Recommendations (or A&R), advocates for the NDIS Participant to receive Improved Relationships NDIS Behaviour Support Funding in their next NDIS plan.
The therapist may conduct multiple assessments, interviews, data analysis and observations to ensure adequate evidence is provided to the NDIS to demonstrate why PBS services are required and make recommendations for the Participant to be funded for ongoing Behaviour Support intervention.
The A&R can be conducted utilising only 15 hours of funding available from the NDIS Improvement Daily Living support category.
This service is specifically for those who have either never received Behaviour Support services before and/or do not have NDIS Behaviour Support Funding in their NDIS plan under the Improved Relationships funding line.
Positive Behaviour Support Plans are person-centred and tailored to the specific needs and preferences of the individual. They are a proactive and evidence-based approach to addressing challenging behaviours while promoting the individual’s overall well-being and independence. PBSPs are often used in various settings, including schools, residential facilities, and community-based services, to support individuals with a wide range of behavioural challenges.
Contact National 360
National 360 Behaviour Support Services provides a high-quality evidence-based and person-centred approach to people who have approved behaviour support funding or do not have NDIS Behaviour Support Funding in their NDIS plans.
National 360 offers Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support across Greater Melbourne, Southeast Queensland, Cairns, Sydney, Newcastle and Adelaide. Additionally, we can offer Behaviour Support Assessment and Recommendation (A&R) via telehealth Nationwide.
If you’d like to learn more about Behaviour Support services or have questions about NDIS Behaviour Support funding, visit our website here, or get in touch with our friendly team using the details below:
Call 1300 340 440
Complete a referral form
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You can also find more information about Behaviour Support NDIS Funding by visiting the NDIS website.