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10 easy steps to prepare for your NDIS planning meeting

 

1. Meet your NDIS Planner in person to do your plan.
2. Make sure the person with a disability goes to the meeting.  It helps planners put a face to the name!

 

3. Remember to consider SUPPORT COORDINATION.  We can coordinate your services and connect you with your community.  We can assist with your budget and planning around your funding.

 

4. If you choose to leave your plan with the NDIA you will have to use NDIS registered service provider.  Sometimes in our rural areas our services are not registered.  EITR is a registered NDIS provider.

 

5. Your supports need to be goal specific for example you cannot just ask for “speech pathology services” or an “occupational therapist”, you need to think about how these supports will help every day activities.

 

6. Goals should be disability related, e.g. NDIA will not fund a pool pass as this something that would be paid for regardless of if a person has a disability.

 

7. Remember All aspects of your life – what’s important to you! Goals must be about helping the person with a disability, for example respite is not called respite, it is social inclusion for the person with a disability.

 

8. CHOICE – you DON’T have to have one provider do everything, your needs can meet by multiple service providers. Beware of “one stop shops”

 

 

9. Take a friend or relative with you to your NDIS planning meeting.

 

10. Try to fill out NDIS pre-planning workbook before going to your meeting:  https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/planning-process