Your child’s NDIS plan: developing and getting a plan
↓What is an NDIS plan?
↓The NDIS planning process
↓1. An NDIS representative contacts you
↓2. You prepare for the NDIS planning meeting
↓3. You have the NDIS planning meeting
↓4. Your child’s NDIS plan is approved and you get the plan
↓After the planning meeting: what happens next?
An NDIS plan describes the:
All children with disability or developmental delay need support to grow, develop and thrive, but each child needs specific things to reach their individual goals. This means that you and the NDIS will work together on developing a plan that’s tailored to your child’s individual needs and circumstances.
The NDIS planning process has several steps:
When your child becomes an NDIS participant, an NDIS representative will contact you.
The NDIS representative will make a time to meet with you to discuss your child’s NDIS plan. The meeting might be face to face, by video chat, or on the phone. The NDIS representative will help you decide whether your child should come to the meeting.
They’ll also tell you:
It’s a good idea to do some preparation before the planning meeting. You’ll get a planning booklet from the NDIS to help. You can fill in the planning booklet before your planning meeting, or your NDIS representative can help you fill it in. If your child is older, your child might fill it in themselves.
First, think about your child’s condition and how it affects their daily life. For example:
Second, think about your child, who they live with, and who’s important to them. For example:
Third, think about what your child does each day and what interests and activities they enjoy. For example:
Fourth, think about your child’s current supports. These include:
Fifth, think about the supports you and your child might need. For example:
You can write down all this information, plus any questions, in your child’s planning booklet. It’s a good idea to bring this booklet to the planning meeting.
It can also help to write a carer’s statement. This statement explains how your child’s disability or developmental delay affects you and your family. You can write about your other children, your child’s carers, and your own health, wellbeing, financial circumstances and so on. For example:
Your child’s goals are a key part of your child’s NDIS plan. Goals are the things your child wants to work towards with NDIS support and other supports and services. At your child’s NDIS planning meeting, you’ll discuss your child’s goals, so it’s a good idea to start thinking about goals before the planning meeting.
The NDIS planning meeting is between you and your child’s early childhood partner, LAC or NDIA planner.
You should bring:
In your child’s NDIS planning meeting, the NDIS representative will discuss or ask about:
At the end of the planning meeting, the NDIS representative will explain what happens next.
During the planning meeting, you can ask for a copy of your child’s plan in various accessible formats. These include Braille, electronic text (on CD), large print or audio (on CD). You can also have the plan translated into your preferred language.
Most NDIS plans for children go for 12-24 months before they have a regular plan review. The plan review is a good chance for you to think about:
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