YOUR first plan is the start of a lifelong relationship with the NDIS.
To create your first plan, which is a roadmap of the support you will receive, you will have a conversation with a NDIS representative about your current situations and supports.
You will also discuss your future needs and everyday routines like showering, cooking and cleaning.
This will form the basis of your plan.
If you currently receive some level of support, you will be contacted by the NDIS to arrange this conversation.
If you are not currently receiving disability services, but think you may be eligible, phone the NDIS on 1800 800 110 between 8am-11pm local times, Monday to Friday.
You will keep receiving your current supports until you have an NDIS plan in place.
Your plan may include:
- Informal supports - the care and help you get from your family and friends
- Community supports - the activities and services you can get from people or groups in your local community
- Mainstream supports - the support and services you get from your doctor or school
- Reasonable and necessary funded supports - the supports and services the NDIS can fund. These are things related to your disability that you need to live your life and increase your options such as getting a job or doing more activities in the community.
Your first plan will be in place for 12 months. This will give you time to think about how those supports are working for you, and what else you might need to help you achieve your goals before you do your next plan.
It will also give you an opportunity to explore options to get involved in your local community through activities such as sports clubs and special interest and community groups.
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