Your NDIS planning meeting is the most important step of your NDIS application to help determine what your plan and funding will look like. In this resource we answer the 7 main question about what to expect from your NDIS planning meeting , including:
- An Early Childhood Early Intervention Coordinator (ECEI Coordinators) – someone who supports children with disability and their families (under the age of 9)
- A Local Area Coordinator (LAC) – someone who helps people with disability find and use services and supports
- An NDIA Planner – someone who makes AND approves new plans
It is up to you if you wish to have another support person attend the meeting with you. This can be especially helpful if you need support in communicating your needs, but also because it can be a tiring and overwhelming experience so having someone else there who can support you, and provide guidance or assist in answering questions on your behalf is also really helpful.
If you are not in the position to attend the meeting on your own, or do not have the capacity to do so and do not have a support person who can attend with you then you may want to consider finding an NDIS advocate who can support you at this meeting.
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- Personal details – Name, age, address, primary disability, living arrangements, hobbies. This forms the About YOU section of your plan
- Formal & Informal supports – Activities and help you get from family, friends, your community, carers etc.
- Day-to-day activities – How you manage your everyday activities and what is needed to complete your day-to-day activities including supports, services, technology, equipment, accommodation, products etc.
- Level of independence & safety – Activities or tasks which you need help to do independently and/or safely. This can include anything you do a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or ad hoc basis.
- How you want your plan to be managed financially: Will your plan be plan-managed, self-managed, or agency managed. Plan Management is highly recommended as an option to ease the stress around your plan funding. This is where Plan Hero comes in! You have flexibility to use registered and unregistered providers, we arrange all your bill payments, tracking and bookkeeping hassles.
- Your goals: What goals you wish to achieve in the next 0-12 months
- Supports needed: How the NDIS can support you to overcome the impact of your disability and achieve these goals – such as the services, supports, equipment, technology etc.
- Someone to support you
- Any questions you want to ask
- Your NDIS participant bookle
- Any letters from the NDIA
- Your reports/assessments
- 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).