New NDIS planning resources available

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has developed new resources which provide further detail around the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) planning process; including what participants need to do before the planning process starts; what they need to know during the planning process and what will happen when a plan is finalised.

A key resource in this suite of materials is a fact sheet called Starting your plan with a Supports Coordinator. This provides details about the role of a Supports Coordinator and how they will work with participants to put plans into place, identify options for community, mainstream and funded NDIS supports as well as help participants to choose providers and to register with the NDIS participant portal.

Information about the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is available too – called Accessing supports for my child – the fact sheet outlines the approach designed for children aged birth to six years. The NDIS ECEI approach will help children with disability and their families to achieve better long-term outcomes.

Additional resources also include information around self managing budgets under an NDIS plan, as well as the role of Local Area Coordinators (LAC) and more advice about the NDIS plan, what different terms mean and how to understand the plan.

The full suite of resources are available to download by clicking on the links below:

Factsheet: Starting your plan (PDF 11KB)
Factsheet: Starting your plan with a Support Coordinator (PDF 158KB)
Factsheet: Starting our plan with a Local Area Coordinator (PDF 160KB)
Factsheet: Accessing supports for my child (PDF 391.KB)
Factsheet: Starting my plan as a self-managed participant (PDF 227KB)
Understanding your plan and supports
Self-managing budgets in your plan.
Factsheet: Understanding your NDIS plan (DOCX)
Factsheet: Understanding your NDIS plan (PDF 255KB)