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Do you ever get a feeling after walking out of something important that you forgot to say something?
Or the feeling of needing information and not having it on hand?
We talk to plenty of people after they’ve met with their planner, and here are some common things people regret not saying or bringing with them.
A lot of people forget to get the contact details of the best person to follow up with after the meeting.
It often happens that people remember something after the planning or want to send through extra information. It’s important to get the contact details of this person so you know exactly who to talk to.
If you do one piece of NDIS planning, make it
Mapping My World.
This handy resource has been designed to help you not only prepare for your planning meeting, but once you’re in the meeting it’s a great checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten to say something.
Everyone’s NDIS experience will be different, so it’s important that you get the right information for you and your circumstance.
By taking along a list of questions, you’ll be ensuring that you have everything you, as an individual need.
Not sure what to ask? We did a blog ’
10 things to ask in your NDIS Planning meeting’ to get you started.
Relevant documentation is really anything that you think will paint a better picture of your needs. This can be related to you, your disability, your health or your current supports.
If in doubt? Bring it along!
If you forget to bring it, you can send it through later but it can hold up the process.
Examples of documents we could suggest to people:
Proof of your disability
Other proof that is good to have:
If you’re someone who’s prepared and in the know, this might be you.
If you don’t have time, or if the NDIS is just too overwhelming, or if the meeting has snuck up on you, make sure you have someone on your team who you trust and who understands the NDIA.
Many people choose to bring a service provider, family member or friend.
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.