What to Know About Creating an NDIS Plan

An NDIS plan carries the goals that you are working towards and the support services offered by the NDIS provider in order to achieve these goals. NDIS or the National Disability Insurance Scheme is there to help those with disabilities achieve a higher quality of life.

Your NDIS plan is created according to the needs of your disability support. No two plans are alike. They are curated for your requirements. And you can have as many goals as you like in the plan and the duration of the goals can be decided by you as well. You can find out more about licensed NDIS providers by visiting the NDIA official website. Your plan will carry information about your living situation, the goals you are hoping to achieve and your support group. Your support group will include friends, family, the local community and government services. The NDIS plan will carry necessary information about the supports funded by the provider, how the funding can be used, who is responsible for managing your NDIS funding and when the plan will be reviewed again.

Once you have chosen an NDIS provider and become a participant, you will be able to get involved in the planning process to ensure that it is tailored to your needs. There has to be clear communication between you and your provider so that they can understand what you expect from them The NDIS provider will be able to go over which support services can be provided in order to achieve your goals and they will be able to develop a plan for you. You don’t need to go through this process alone. You can have friends and family get involved in this process so that you can get another perspective regarding the plan. There are situations where a person will need another individual to make decisions on their behalf. You can use a plan nominee if you are an adult or if you are under the age of 18 years, you can have a child representative to look after your interests.

The plan will only be created and developed after you become an NDIS participant. The plan will be directed by you and it will be personalised according to your situation. By explaining your living situation, goals, daily life and supports you are looking for, you will be able to help the NDIS provider select services that should be included in the plan. Before the planning process, the information provided on your NDIS application form, personal assessments, health reports etc. will be reviewed by the provider. This helps them understand your situation better and helps to create a better conversation. The provider will go over your support network, requirements for support equipment, living arrangements, available community support and your plans for working or studying in the future.  Any information you can provide them will be valuable in creating the plan. When selecting goals, you have to consider what you like to do and this can be short term or long term. The level of complexity can also vary.