Myths about the Disability Support Pension (DSP)
How to use the NDIS to get more independence and daily living skills
How to prepare for your NDIS plan review
How disability day services have changed
So much more than an art group!
How the NDIS can help you smash your health and fitness goals
19 good reasons to hire someone with intellectual disability
Goal series – how to achieve your employment goals
The many reasons I love my job
5 things people often FORGET in their NDIS planning meeting
“I’m strong, I fight for good. That’s why people call me the Hulk.”
“Just because I don't speak, it doesn't mean I don't have anything to say.”
I've got my NDIS plan! Now what?
How to speak NDIS
How will you manage your NDIS budget?
“Don’t let anything hold you back”- Katie’s story
Let's talk about respite
The biggest NDIS myths debunked
What to do if you’re unhappy with your NDIS plan
Planning the unplannable – preparing for the NDIS with an episodic disability
Queensland’s Taxi Subsidy Scheme – what you need to know
Reviewing the NDIS: our take on the Productivity Commission price review.
Meet the rugby league players making a difference
What is ‘Capacity’ and why does it matter?
Housing options under the NDIS
Chris Taylor’s journey into the NDIS with stepson
Improving your communication with people with a disability
Step up and say NO to bullying! For people with an intellectual disability.
Virtual learning becomes a reality
I refuse to let Autism define me
NDIS price increases welcome
Great Endeavour Rally teams battle dust on iconic outback adventure
People with a disability in Rockhampton gain greater independence in state-of-the-art housing
QLD Premier gives top awards to Endeavour Foundation’s long-serving supported employees with 90 years of combined service
Senator Jan McLucas will be at two public forums about the NDIS
There’s a saying that ‘smart people learn from their mistakes, but really smart people learn from the mistakes of others’.
We’ve identified some of the common mistakes people make when it comes to preparing for the NDIS and put them in to this blog, so others don’t make them too.
We’ve found time and time again that the people who get the best results are the ones who put in the most work in the lead up to their NDIS transition.
When it comes to the NDIS, knowledge is power – the more you have, the better your chances of getting a plan you are happy with.
We understand that not everyone has oodles of time to devote to their NDIS journey, so we created a resource called
Mapping My World to help you prepare. This tool will assist you in getting the most out of your NDIS plan.
We get it – talking about intimate details of your life to a virtual stranger can be tough. But in the case of the NDIS, it may be necessary.
One of the most important things to remember going in to your meeting is that the NDIS Planner does not know you. They will only know what you tell them. The more you tell them, the better they will understand your needs and goals, which will lead to the best outcomes.
At the end of the day, your Planner will be looking for an insight in to your life, what’s working and what’s needed. They might just need to ask a lot of questions to get there.
Lots of people say their NDIS planning meeting can feel a bit like another language. In this regard, learning some of the common lingo can go a long way.
We’ve created a blog post on this called ‘How to Speak NDIS’ and you can
read it here.
Don’t be afraid to ask for something that better suits your needs. For instance, if you prefer to have a face-to-face meeting and the Planner is organising a phone meeting – speak up! Let them know what works best for you.
It’s also worth noting that if the Planner calls at a bad time, you don’t have to have the planning meeting straight away. You can ask them to call you back at a time that’s more convenient for you.
Planning for the NDIS can be a pretty stressful time, and sometimes important points can slip our mind. By writing things down, you can be sure you won’t forget anything on the day.
Here’s a few things we recommend you take with you to your meeting:
The NDIS won’t pay for your holiday, or fancy dinners out.
They will only fund what’s
reasonable and necessary to support you in your daily life. To get a better idea of what that is, click through to our blog on the topic.
The NDIS can be really confusing. No question is a dumb question, so if you’ve got even a little bit of doubt in your mind about something, be sure to speak up!
A pre-planning booklet to help you to think about the supports you want and need – now and in the future – before meeting with your NDIA planner.
A practical, comprehensive guide to the NDIS, to help people understand the various components of the NDIS and how to access them.
A handy guide of NDIS FAQs and a glossary so you can familiarise yourself with NDIS language before your planning meeting.