AFDO Disability Loop Information Sessions Bunbury

Information Session for NDIS participants about how to best utilize their NDIS plans and supports.

About this event

Getting the Most Out of Your NDIS Plan – Information Session

Tuesday 7th September 2021

The Disability Loop program at the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has received funding from the Victorian Government to run free information sessions for Victorians which are about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The information sessions are directly for people with disability and their families or carers and are called “Getting the Most Out of Your NDIS Plan”.

This session was written by people with disability, who are also NDIS participants. The presenter is also an NDIS participant. We believe these facts allow the session to better meet the needs of people with a lived experience of disability.

What is the Aim of the Information Session?

The purpose of the session is to help people with disability and their families and carers to learn about NDIS ideas, processes and options, and to better understand their NDIS plan and how to get the most out of it.

We will cover understanding your plan, how to find and work with service providers, options if you have concerns about your plan or when using it, how to prepare for your next plan and use your plan to live a better life in the community.

The information and resources you will receive from the session have been designed to assist you to gain maximum benefit when putting your plan into action. You will be given many useful suggestions and tips, and feel more empowered and confident in how to implement your NDIS plan.

Will AFDO Disability Loop provide accessibility supports?

The NDIS is about people with disability so we encourage people with disability to attend. We aim to be as inclusive as possible. For us, accessibility is a priority. All sessions are run using accessible programs. We use accessible materials, and we can provide captioning or Auslan interpreting if needed. We will provide a transcript of the session afterwards.

We are holding the information sessions online using the meeting program called Zoom. However, if you don’t have the ability to use the internet, you can telephone into the meeting with a standard landline or mobile phone at normal call costs. More information on how to join the meeting will be provided to you once you register.

How will the session be conducted?

The session will be held in two parts with a short break in between for morning tea

In Part 1 we cover:

  • The meaning of some NDIS terms and ideas;
  • Understanding your plan and funding;
  • Plan management and budgeting;
  • What supports to put into place first;
  • Finding service Providers.

 

In Part 2 we cover:

  • Explaining service agreements and service bookings;
  • Hearing from a guest speaker from a peer support or advocacy organisation;
  • NDIS Reviews and how to prepare for them;
  • Setting goals;
  • Understanding pricing of supports.

When you register, we will also send you a link to the session information pack which contains detailed, useful handouts about different aspects of the NDIS. You are welcome to download all or any of the handouts for referring to at a time that suits you.

When registering, there is an option to tell us your accessibility needs. For example, AFDO can provide Auslan interpreting, captioning, material in large print format, and other accessibility supports when they are required.

If you have any specific requests not listed on the registration form, or if you need help to register, please contact us and we can assist you where possible.

 

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can call AFDO Disability Loop on (03) 9662 3324, or email disabilityloop@afdo.org.au