Getting Started with the NDIS Book 1

In this guide, you’ll find useful information on a range of issues – from accessing early childhood intervention, assessing your child’s eligibility to become a ‘participant’ of the NDIS, applying for funding, preparing for the all-important NDIS planning conversation to seeking redress if you are unhappy with an NDIS decision or the funding package that your child ultimately receives.

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Navigating your Child’s NDIS Plan Book 2

Help for families who have recently received their child’s first NDIS Plan – from understanding what’s included, what to do if the Plan looks wrong, getting help to implement the Plan, finding providers, setting up service agreements, what to do when circumstances change and renewing your child’s Plan including how to request an internal and external (AAT) review of NDIS decisions.

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NDIS Planning Workbook

This workbook is designed to help you prepare for your child’s NDIS Planning Conversation. Complete it carefully to help your NDIA Planner understand your child’s needs and ensure that the NDIS Plan developed for your child is able to accommodate their support and funding requirements.

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Carer Statement Template

A Carer Statement (sometimes referred to as a Carer Impact Statement) outlines in detail what you do as a carer and the impact that caring for your child has on you and other members of your family. It’s not an essential part of the NDIS planning process but it may help to strengthen your funding application. Download and save this document to your device and edit and update it as necessary.

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Legal Aid for Disputes with the NDIS

Legal Aid WA is funded by the Department of Social Services to provide legal advice assistance and representation for individuals, families, support persons and advocacy agencies to provide legal assistance in relation to internal and external review of NDIS issues.

This may include matters such as individuals who wish to become NDIS Participants but have been declined OR NDIS Participants who require a review of decisions made in relation to their NDIS Plan, such as funded supports.

Services may also include telephone or in person advice, assistance with written applications, appeals, letters and documents, negotiations with the NDIA and preparation and representation at AAT case meetings.

For further information, visit the website and/or email Legal Aid’s NDIS Legal Assistance Service or call (08) 9261 6356.

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