Getting ready for your planning meeting with NDIA can be daunting. We can help you and your family prepare.
View our video to help you prepare or follow the steps below.
Learn the basics of NDIS
We can help you learn more about NDIS and how it may change your current situation. Visit our NDIS pages to find out more around what it is, when it is rolling out and whether you or your family will be eligible.
We have developed a handy checklist to help you get started. You can download a copy of the checklist here.
Gather yours or your child’s most recent reports and assessments
Evidence of yours or your child’s disability or developmental delay (eg. letter from your doctor)
Disability Support Register Application (if applicable)
Consider who you or your child currently get support from, how they help and what may be the challenges to this kind of support.
People - Family, Friends, Carers
Groups - Childcare,Kinder, School, Exercise, Volunteer
Social & community participation - Making friends, Hanging/going out with friends, Activities and groups
Relationships - How you/your child understand others, How others understand you/your child, Making decisions
Choice & control
Is there anything else you would like to participate in? Is there anything else that would increase choice and control in yours or your child’s life?
What are yours or your child’s goals over the next 12 months? Think about the everyday activities above and what you would like to achieve with these. This will help your planner to get a good idea about how the NDIS can best support yours or your child’s needs.
You probably already have lots of documents and plans - these may be helpful for you when you meet with NDIA to make a plan. Try to include all those documents you may have used in the past:
Behaviour Support Plans
Client Support Plans
Person Centred Plans
Health Support Plans
Assessments and letters from doctors and other health professionals
Information from your school, university or workplace
Day program rosters or activity schedules
Other information from family members or your current service providers
What is the NDIS?
NDIS is a generational reform that focuses on a person centred system of support. The scheme will aim to provide a person with a permanent or significant disability access to reasonable and necessary supports to achieve their goals and participate in social and economic life.
For consumers who currently participate in State or Federal programs, it’s important to understand that those programs will continue until you start your NDIS plan. Until that time it's important to understand how Windermere will respond and how that affects you.
Our Speech Pathologist’s provide support to help increase your child’s communication and active participation in social and educational settings. This may include providing support and advice with speaking, listening, understanding language, fluency and social skills.