How to access our services
Anyone wanting to use our services must go through a comprehensive needs assessment, which gathers information from the person with an intellectual disability and sometimes their family.
Some people are referred by ACC or approach us directly. Most assessments are done by Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Services (NASC), which are part of the Ministry of Health. To find out who to contact in your area, call your local IDEA Services office and they will give you details.
The NASC agencies assess needs, coordinate services, review people in services, and
undertake reassessments if needs change.
We are largely funded by government through the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Development. For accommodation and contract board the people receiving services also contribute some of their benefit or pay.
For more information about charges, contact your local IDEA Services office.