Therapy (Rare Conditions)

Variety assists with the purchase of therapeutic interventions to support kids who have been diagnosed with a rare disease or condition over a 12 month period.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON GRANT APPLICATIONS

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Variety assists with the purchase of therapeutic interventions to support kids who have been diagnosed with a rare disease or condition over a 12 month period.

You can select one or more of the following as part of the grant request up to the value of $1,500:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapist

 

To be considered for a Therapy Grant Rare Care you must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must live in NSW or ACT
  • Applications can only be accepted for kids aged 0 to 18 years
  • Applicants must be medically diagnosed with a Rare Disease or condition. A rare disease is any disorder or condition that is life-threatening or chronically debilitating, which is also statistically rare. For the purposes of the Therapy Grant, rare conditions are defined as a rate of one in 2,500 or less. Variety uses ORPHANET (an internationally recognised list of rare diseases and conditions) as a primary resource for confirmation of diseases and conditions. http://www.orpha.net/
  • Previous recipients will not be considered for another a Therapy grant until 12 months after the date listed on their outcome letter (though you may still be eligible for another of our grants during this time)
  • Unsuccessful applicants may be eligible to reapply for a Therapy grant 12 months after the date listed on their outcome letter

 

Variety recommends consulting with your NDIS planner (if you have one), GP, Specialist, Therapist or Social/Support Worker before starting an application so they can best support you through the process.