How does the NDIS planning process works

Recognizing your current resources

To prepare for your planning meeting, consider your current supports, who provides them, and what additional supports and services you may require to achieve your goals.

Preparing for your planning meeting

Booklet 2 – Planning is recommended by the NDIS. You can do it on your own or with assistance, and then bring it to your planning meeting.

You must also bring any relevant reports or evaluations. It will assist in determining the types of supports you require. There are various people who can assist you depending on your situation and support needs.

Attending a planning meeting to create your plan

Attending a planning meeting, in person or over the phone, is the best way for us to gather all of your information so that we can develop the best plan for you together. Make sure to discuss your goals/activities/tasks with your early childhood partner, LAC, or NDIA planner during your planning meeting.

Goals/activities/tasks are an essential component of your NDIS plan, and we will ask you what you want to work towards. It could be a goal to use public transportation on your own; a goal to help you develop life skills so you can be more independent; or a goal to help you find, keep, or change jobs.

Please let us know if you have any goals or unmet needs in your current life that you would like addressed.

If your goals/activities/tasks are big, we can divide them into smaller goals and assist you in achieving those larger goals

Receiving your approved NDIS plan

Your early childhood partner, LAC, or NDIA planner will tell you how long it will take to get your NDIS plan approved and what steps you need to take next.

After the NDIA has approved your NDIS plan, your early childhood partner, LAC, or NDIA planner will hand it to you in person or mail a paper copy to your prefered address.

Remember that you can request a copy of your plan in a variety of accessible formats during your planning conversation. Your plan is also available on the myplace portal.

Using your plan

When you have an approved NDIS plan, you must understand the various budgets, who can assist you in implementing your plan, and how your plan is managed.

It is now up to you to determine which supports and services you believe you require to achieve your goals, who provides them, and when and where they are provided.

Reviewing your plan

NDIS will contact you six weeks before the end of your plan to discuss a review.
Please call 1800 800 110 or locate and contact a local office.

NDIS will check in with you during this call to see how you are doing with your current NDIS plan and if your circumstances have changed in the last year.

This will help  prepare for your plan review meeting and ensure that NDIS have all of the information they need to tailor your plan review experience to your specific needs.

You can hold your plan review meeting in person, online, or over the phone, whichever works best for you.You will also be able to invite supports, such as a family member, friend, or Support Coordinator, to your check-in.

Your plan review is an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and what you have accomplished.

If your current plan expires before your new plan is finalised, it will be automatically extended for up to 12 months.

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