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Who is Kudos Services?
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We are a community of allied health professionals who are committed to, and invested in, the long-term lifetime achievements of the people we support.

Kudos Services is the official NDIS Partner in South Australia for early intervention services for children who have been identified as having potential development issues; and a provider of therapy services for people with a disability.

Kudos Services is an NDIS registered provider and offers a supportive community of care involving parents and therapists to achieve lifelong results.

What supports does Kudos Services provide?
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As the official NDIS Partner for early intervention services in South Australia, Kudos Services provides Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) supports for children who have been identified as having potential developmental issues. This may involve arranging access to an NDIS plan.

Kudos Services is also a provider of therapy services for people with a disability.

Our professional services include speech pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, developmental education and psychology.

What does the terminology ‘one-stop’ centre of care mean when referring to Kudos Services?
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This means that at Kudos Services you can access many different services and supports in the one place.

We provide assessment, support and care planning as well as therapeutic services including occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and counselling.

How much do your services cost?
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Please call our friendly team to discuss your options. The cost of our services may be covered by an NDIS plan.

Why would I choose Kudos Services?
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Kudos Services is uniquely Australia’s first public service mutual, meaning our owners are the highly skilled therapists and staff who work with you. This enables us to have an unmatched focus on the achievements of everyone within our community of care.

Additionally, the integrated range of therapy services offered by Kudos Services means parents and families can access a broad scope of supports in the one place.

We are a bold, brave and ambitious organisation built on the belief that every child and young person and their family has the right to belong to a support community that understands them.

We are also South Australia’s official National Disability
Insurance Agency (NDIS) partner for early childhood early intervention, making us the first point of call for all parents of young children who have a potential disability or developmental delay.

What is a public service mutual?
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A mutual is a group of people who come together to
meet a common economic, social and cultural need. Mutuals grew rapidly in post-Industrial Revolution 1830s England. Known as ‘friendly societies’ they were committed to self-help in the welfare of working people. This was the birth of the international mutual movement. There are now one billion members of retail, agricultural and social mutuals in 28 countries.

Kudos Services is Australia’s first public service mutual, established in 2018 by a group of people who were part of the now devolved government agency Child and Youth Services. The owner and drivers of our organisation are the highly skilled therapists and staff who work within it. This enables us to have an unmatched focus on the achievements of children and people within our community of care.

Can Kudos Services make a diagnosis of my child?
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For young children, we are the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partner in South Australia. This means that if you have identified concerns about your child’s development we can assess your child’s needs and provide information, support and linkages to the community.

We provide a range of therapy and support services, but not diagnosis. Once your child has been diagnosed (which is normally undertaken by a paediatrician) and approved for an NDIS plan, you may choose to access our supports and therapy services.

What ages do you service?
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We are also South Australia’s official National Disability
Insurance Agency (NDIS) partner for early childhood early intervention, making us the first point of call for all parents of children between the ages of 0-6 who have a potential disability or developmental delay.

Kudos Services also provides specialist therapeutic supports for people with a disability. We are a community of allied health professionals who are committed to, and invested in, the long-term lifetime achievements of our clients.

Can I access your services through the NDIS?
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Yes. We are a NDIS registered provider. The NDIS was established on the basis of giving parents and carers more control over the supports and care they access. Therefore, if you have an NDIS plan, you can choose to use Kudos Services.

How can Kudos Services help me with my NDIS plan?
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We’re happy to help you navigate your NDIS plan in order to access the best support available to you. Please contact us on 8348 6500 to discuss in more detail.

Can Kudos Services manage my NDIS plan?
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Although we are not a plan manager, we are happy to provide you with guidance to navigate your NDIS plan. Please contact us on 8348 6500 to discuss in more detail.

Can I access your services privately if I’m not approved for an NDIS plan?
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Yes. But it means you will not receive any support from the NDIS in meeting the costs of our services.

Where are your offices/therapy rooms located?
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South of Adelaide on Greenhill Road, and north of Adelaide at Elizabeth. Please call us or visit out contact page for more information.

Can you deliver services to my child at school or home?
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Yes, sometimes we can bring therapy to a place that’s most convenient to you. Please discuss your requirements at your initial meeting with us and we can determine whether taking our services to you is possible.

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)

What is Early Childhood Early Intervention?
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The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is available to all children aged between 0-6 years with a developmental delay or disability. To find out more visit the How ECEI works page.

Kudos Services is an NDIS partner for ECEI. What does this mean?
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Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partners are appointed by the NDIS to assist families understand the potential role of the NDIS and to guide them to other appropriate supports and to offer independent advice on providers of support most suited to their needs. If your child has been identified as having a potential disability or developmental delay, Kudos Services is your first point of call for early intervention support.

Who is eligible for an ECEI assessment and support?
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Any children between 0-6 years of age who have been identified as having a potential disability or developmental delay.

NDIS

What is the NDIS?
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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services.

What is the difference between NDIS and NDIA?
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NDIS is the scheme and NDIA is the agency that delivers it.

How do people access the NDIS? Who is eligible?
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Fill out this eligibility checklist to find out if you or a family member are eligible.

What is an NDIS plan?
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A document that outlines your needs, goals, and the disability support services you or your child require.

Kudos Services provides specialist therapeutic supports for people with a disability from 7 years of age. We are a community of allied health professionals who are committed to, and invested in, long-term lifetime achievements.