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Preparing for the First NDIS Planning Meeting

Webinar Recording90 mins
Published Dec 6, 2023
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An informative and empowering webinar that looks beyond NDIS access and answers, how the heck do you prepare for a first Planning Meeting?

Why take this course?

Recently gained access to the NDIS? Great! But unfortunately, the process isn’t over yet. Preparing for your first NDIS Planning Meeting requires a whole bunch of time, organisation, evidence, and understanding of NDIS language and processes. 

This can be particularly confusing if it’s a first planning meeting – especially when the NDIA or LAC provider only provides generic information (‘read NDIS Booklet 2’ - anyone?) which doesn’t translate the NDIS in a meaningful or individualised way. 

Our solution? This 90 minute informative and interactive webinar will cover the main topic areas that require preparation, evidence, and consideration, when getting ready for a first Planning Meeting. Because when navigating the NDIS, knowledge is power. And the right knowledge will increase confidence and the ability to self-advocate, ultimately leading to better plan outcomes and a more empowered NDIS experience. And who wouldn’t want that?

What you'll gain

In this 1.5 hour webinar, we dive into the main topics to help prepare for a first NDIS planning meeting as well as answer any live Q&A from the audience.

  • The difference between being assessed by an NDIA Planner and a Local Area Coordinator

  • How to write NDIS goal and ‘about me’ statements

  • Understanding NDIS funding criteria, and the supporting evidence you need

  • NDIS funds management options

  • How to weigh up the need for Support Coordination

  • The role of the Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits and service provider quotes

  • Supported decision making in planning

  • Practical considerations, such as participant check-ins, plan lengths, plan changes, and reviewing NDIS decisions

  • Participant rights, such as making a complaint, participant information, and the Participant Service Guarantee

Who's it for?

  • Support Coordinators

  • Allied Health Professionals

  • NDIS participants and their informal supports

What's included?

  • 90 min virtual webinar via Zoom including Q&A

  • Downloadable copy of the slides for you to look back on

  • Checklist to help prepare for a first NDIS planning meeting