Who can help you with your NDIS PLAN ?
Early Childhood Partners
Children under the age of seven who have an NDIS-funded plan will work with an early childhood partner. A child’s disability or developmental delay is no barrier to working with early childhood partners. Based on best practise principles, the NDIS’ early childhood strategy seeks to improve children’s long-term results.
Local area coordinator (LAC)
Most NDIS participants over 7 years of age will have an LAC to help them understand and use their plan. Participants will learn how to use the Myplace portal and connect with funding-supported services as part of this. LACs assist participants in tracking the progress of their plans and can do so on a frequent basis.
For the NDIS, early childhood partners and LACs originate from organisations in your local community that engage with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
Your NDIS-funded plan may include funding for a support coordinator if local early childhood or LAC partners are not available or if you require additional assistance in organising your services and supports.
Using your plan, a support coordinator will help you achieve your goals, live more independently, enhance your skills, and be more integrated into your community and your workplace.
A more advanced form of support coordination is provided by a team of specialists. It is an option for people whose situations are more complex and who need specialist help to coordinate their supports and services.
We’ll ask if you’d want to meet to go over your plan and how to use it.
After we accept your plan, your My NDIS Contact can help you make arrangements for this within 28 days.
As a pre-meeting exercise, consider
- Check that we have your bank account information and jot down any questions or concerns you have before you arrive.
- Ask someone you can trust if they want to accompany you. They can be a family member, friend or even a carer.
Before the meeting, there are a few things you might want to know.
These may be unfamiliar if this is your first attempt at a business plan.
At the implementation meeting, we’ll be able to go through these details: