Canberra - Overview of the Participants Journey

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) invites people with disability, families and carers to attend information sessions to learn more about the participant journey at the NDIS.

Three different sessions will be delivered, face to face over a day exploring different topics. You are welcome to attend all three, or just one

1. Making connections and applying to the NDIS

10.00am - 11.00am AEST

This session would benefit people with disability (aged 9 to 64) applying to the NDIS or wanting to explore supports in their local community.

The session will cover:

  • How the NDIS supports people with disability
  • Role of the Local Area Coordinator (LAC)
  • Community connections
  • Community connections plans
  • How community connections work

2. Creating an NDIS plan

12.00pm - 1.00pm AEST

The session will cover:

  • The principle we follow to create NDIS plans
  • Reasonable and necessary supports
  • Preparing for a planning meeting or conversation
  • Plan durations and other guidance

3. Using and changing an NDIS plan

2.00pm - 3.00pm AEST

The session will cover:

  • What to expect at a plan implementation meeting
  • Support budgets and how this funding can be used
  • How to manage the plan budget
  • How changes are made to NDIS plans
  • Plan variations and plan reassessments