Check your eligibility
Look at the NDIS Access checklist to help you understand if you meet the access requirements to become a participant in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It will take 10 – 20 minutes to complete.
Think about your needs, strengths, interests, barriers and goals
Think about who and what you want in your or your child’s life now and in the future
Identify your strengths, interests, networks, opportunities and barriers
Focal staff work closely with participants and their families to prepare individuals to develop their first plan. This is based on the NDIA planning documents that the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Planners use. It records your present situation and identifies your goals, dreams and aspirations in a simple format. In trial sites, participants have found they are able to benefit from the NDIS more fully if they have already done some planning before meeting with the NDIA Planner.
By completing this task, you will be better prepared for when you do meet with the NDIA Planner.
Take your plan to the NDIA
Once the NDIS rolls out in your area, take your work to your NDIA interview.
Review your plan
It is important to review your plan when necessary to make sure you are getting the right supports as your life changes.