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How Prepare Yourself For the NDIS

The National social insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding support to the approved participants so as to assist them achieve their goals and help them work towards increased independence, participation in work/education and community involvement. The NDIS has already been fully effective in major cities in Australia. With all the data that’s out there, it’s not surprising that you just may be finding the rollout overwhelming. Every new big policy is intimidating to begin with but there are steps you’ll wish to make the entire process less stressful.

  1. There is plenty of knowledge online so as to skip the confusion ensure you keep on with resources you’ll trust. Therefore, the official website of NDIS could be an excellent place to urge all the knowledge.
  2. It is a decent idea to start out getting your head around terms like funded supports, planners, centre-based service and support plans so you’ll understand what’s being discussed.
  3. Get started early to offer yourself lots of time. you’ll use resources just like the NDIS planning workbook to assist you out.
  4. Set yourself achievable goals and make an idea. Don’t forget to think big once you consider how you’d like your life to be and what you’d prefer to achieve.
  5. Get all of your documentation together. Being prepared is important to getting a decent outcome so confirm to own all of the relevant information in one place. Your occupational therapist is ready to help provide you with supporting documentation.
  6. Reach bent your support network. You don’t have to bear this process alone and a trusted friend or relative can provide you with comfort.
  7. Find a registered NDIS provider you’ll be able to trust to guide you through the method and provide you advice.
  8. Try to stay positive. Through all the negative information, there are great stories of how people’s lives have changed through the new system.

How do you prepare for your NDIS meeting ? 

– Your participant booklet is important for your meeting 

– Any letters from the NDIA that you may have received. 

– Your bank account details (if you are considering self-managing all or a portion of your NDIS funding). 

– Your myGov login and password details (if you need help with this, talk to your ECEI Coordinator, LAC or NDIA planner).

You can also bring along a family member, friend, advocate or anyone else to your meeting. If you want help to arrange an advocate to attend with you, contact your ECEI Coordinator, LAC or NDIA planner.

Planning meeting checklist prior to your meeting

  • Fill out booklet two – Planning including your usual week, things that are working well and if there is anything you would like to change.
  • Write down any questions you’d like to ask during your meeting. 
  • Decide who you would like to come to your planning meeting with you.
  • Gather any other information or reports you think would be helpful for the NDIS to understand the impact of your disability and your personal circumstances.

If you’ve completed all of the above, you’re now ready for your planning meeting.

Your ECEI Coordinator, LAC or NDIA planner will contact you to arrange a time that suits you to have your planning meeting.


To be an approved NDIS participant, you have to mention your goals in order to get the funding Goals describe what you want to achieve, develop or learn.We suggest that the easiest way for you to think about goals is to think about what’s important to you.

Use this list to think about all the aspects of your life and what is really important to you. It may be:

  • Looking for a job or keeping your current job 
  • improving relationships with your family, friends or acquaintances 
  • independence in daily living and supporting oneself 
  • confidence in money management
  • doing more social and recreational activities
  • improved health and wellbeing
  • building confidence around public transport or learning to drive
  • learning something new
  • where you want to live 
  • improving communication.

Understanding the link between what’s important to you, your goals and the support you need.

This goal setting example may help you to understand how what’s important to you can be worded as goals, and how the support you need will link with your goals.

1. Think about what’s important to you
  • I like attending yoga classes because it helps me relax and bring about positivity. 
  • I like participating in activities at my local Community Hub and interacting with new people. 
  • I want to improve how I present myself in front of others. 
2. Then work out your goals

My goals:

  • To increase my ability to access the community for social activities.
  • To be involved in the community and engage with others.
  • To improve my ability to speak clearly.

So the funded supports you need to achieve this goal might cover the following

3. I need:
  • Funding to attend yoga classes that specialise in disabled people
  • To attend the Community Hub (meeting place), and
  • A Disability Support Worker to come get me to a Community Hub (meeting place). 
  • Attend classes to improve my communication and presentation skills. 

As one of the leading NDIS providers in Sydney, NSW, OSAN Ability Assist works closely with our clients to ensure their NDIS plan encompasses all of the therapy services they require to help them achieve their goals. You can find out more about the NDIS services we provide here

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