The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is opening up all kinds of different avenues where eligible people can access supports to help improve their lives. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) website is the best place to learn about eligibility and reasonable and necessary supports you may be entitled to.
Once you have determined your eligibility, the next step involves thinking about what kind of supports you need to help you reach your goals and who will manage your funding. You can see short videos of other peoples NDIS experiences here.
OK – so you are eligible for the NDIS and you are about to have your first meeting with an NDIA planner. The planner will ask you how you would like your plan to be managed. It is important you are prepared for this question as your choice will have an important impact on your supports that should not be ignored.