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Photo of Sean FitzGerald I provide one-on-one consulting, training and support in digital technologies such as mobile phones, iPads, tablets, computers, the Internet and social media to NDIS participants. I am a registered NDIS provider.

NDIS Registration Number: 4050024930

Contact: sean@digitaltechnology.education or 0404 130 342

Do You Need Help With:

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  • How to use mobile phones, iPads, tablets, computers & other digital devices?
  • Using the Internet & social media – including the NDIS portal, MyGov, Medicare Online, online banking & shopping etc.?
  • Finding, downloading, installing & using programs & apps?
  • Buying digital devices or phone, Internet & NBN plans?
  • Customising your digital devices for special needs, or learning how to use their accessibility features?

I can help you get the most out of your digital devices. I work with you to find ways that technology can help you to achieve your goals, increase your social and community participation, and become more independent.

I help you get set up with your digital devices, installing apps and getting you connected with mobile phone and internet plans. After some foundational training, I work with you and your care team to find the resources you need for your ongoing learning and support, including online resources and face-to-face training.

I am sensitive to the challenges faced by people with disabilities and can individualise our sessions to suit your needs.

I’m based in Sydney's Inner West but I can travel to your home or workplace, or we can meet in a cafe or library (extra fees may apply.) We can also meet using video chat.

Payment Methods

How I charge depends on how your plan is managed.

If You Are Agency Managed:

This means that I must be engaged as a registered provider. Whilst I'm registered to deliver only one support item - Innovative Community Participation, item number 09_008_0116_6_3 - in the Increased Social and Community Participation (Category 9) support category, I can be paid with any available funding in that category unless support items (other than mine) are specifically stated in your plan.

If You Are Plan Managed:

If you have a plan manager and don't have funds in the Increased Social and Community Participation (Category 9) support category I can still be engaged for a limited number of hours using a line item in the Core budget (see below).

If You Are Self Managed:

As with plan managed, if you don't have available funds in the Increased Social and Community Participation (Category 9) support category then I can still be paid with the line item in the Core budget (see below). Self-management is very flexible. Self-managed participants don't have to comply with the NDIS price guide like plan managers do, and can negotiate their fee rates with providers.

NDIS Pricing Schedule

These are my standard fees, but I am always open to negotiation (see below).

Initial consultation/assessment:

$225
Consulting/tutoring/training:

from $100/hr
Resource development:

$100/hr
Plan Review Reports & Quotes:

$100 each

To see what goes on in an initial consultation/assessment, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Location Fees

If you are located more than an hour away by public transport my fee may be higher than $100/hr. You can avoid or reduce this higher fee by:

  • Arranging to meet at a location that is closer to me, such as a library or a cafe.
  • Having sessions longer than one hour, e.g. 1.5 - 2 hours.
  • Meeting over voice chat (Messenger, Skype, Zoom etc.)
Concessions, Negotiated Rates & Pro Bono

My ultimate goal is to help people with disabilities get the technology support they need. If you think you might have difficulty paying my standard fees, whether it be due to financial hardship, money not being in the right budget, having a plan manager who feels constrained by the NDIS price guide, or for any other reason, please contact me so that we can work something out. In very special cases I work pro bono (for free).

Line Items

Registered Line Item

I am registered for the following:

  • Support Item: Innovative Community Participation
  • Support Item Number: 09_008_0116_6_3
  • Support Item Description: Mainstream services that promote inclusion of people with disability to expand opportunities for community participation and employment.
  • Support Category: Increased Social and Community Participation (Category 9)*
  • Registration Group: Innovative Community Participation

*Note: Not Assistance with social and community participation (Category 4).

Alternative Line Item

If you are plan managed or self managed but don't have funding in Increased Social and Community Participation (Category 9) you can still engage me using the following line item from your Core budget:

  • Support Item: Community, Social And Recreational Activities
  • Support Item Number: 04_115_0125_6_1
  • Support Item Description: Annual support to enable a participant to independently engage in community, social and recreational activities when costs of participation exceed an affordable level and without, the participant would be at risk of social isolation.
  • Support Category: Assistance with social and community participation (Category 4)

This item has no price cap, so I can charge my standard rates. However, it does have an annual cap of $1098, which means a limit of about 10 hours of support per year.

Other Registered Line Items

I am also registered for the following items, but have never used them:

  • Support Item: Programming/Customisation Of Electronic Equipment
  • Support Item Number: 05_702288440_0124_1_2
  • Support Item Description: Programming/customisation of electronic equipment.
  • Support Category: Assistive Technology (Category 5)
  • Registration Group: Communication And Information Equipment
  • Support Item: Recreation Equipment Delivery - Set Up/Training
  • Support Item Description: Equipment delivery, removal from wrapping, set up adjustment and training for the participant's disability specific needs.
  • Support Item Number: 05_703000332_0112_1_2
  • Support Category: Assistive Technology (Category 5)
  • Registration Group: Assistive Equipment For Recreation

Other Line Items

A full list of line items can be found on the Support Catalogue spreadsheet (not the PDF Price Guide) available at Price guides and information - Support Catalogue (CSV files).

Registrations

National Police Check Number: 50240605
Working With Children Number: WWC1557500E (expires 16/01/2023)


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