We Are An NDIS Registered Provider
Are Music and Art Therapy Recognised by NDIS?
Yes! The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) recognises music and art therapy as approved supports and lists them under the support cluster of “Capacity Building – Daily Activity – Registration Group Number 0128 – Therapeutic Supports – Assistance with daily life – Item No 01_741_0128_1_3 – Assessment, Recommendation Therapy And/Or Training (Incl. AT) – Other Therapy”.
Newcastle Music Therapy is a registered NDIS provider with existing NDIS clients who tell us they greatly benefit from the support they receive through music and art therapy.
Your planner may not know that music and art therapy are listed under the NDIS. In some cases, planners have told clients that music and art therapy are not covered by the NDIS but that’s not correct, and it’s important to point out that music and art therapy are a part of the NDIS.
We are more than happy to liaise with your NDIS planner to clarify any issues that may arise and outline how music and art therapy can help you meet your goals.
How Do I Access Music and Art Therapy through my NDIS Plan?
Under the NDIS music and art therapy can be provided to assist you to apply your functional skills to improve participation and independence in daily, practical activities in areas such as language and communication, personal care, mobility and movement, interpersonal interactions and community living. It is important to show how music and art therapy are ‘reasonable and necessary’ supports for you and how they will help you reach your goals.