12 Jun 2019

8 tips for navigating the NDIS for kid's disability support Brisbane

At Xavier, we’ve been providing Brisbane kid’s disability support since 1949. Now with the roll-out of the NDIS we understand that for parents and carers seeking kid’s disability support in Brisbane, starting your NDIS journey can be overwhelming. With many families now commencing their child’s first plan, you will still be learning how to navigate the new world of the NDIS.

Whether you’re accessing the NDIS for support workers for children in Brisbane, or for children’s speech therapy Brisbane or physiotherapy for children whatever your child’s needs, here are our 8 tips to help you on your NDIS journey.

1 – Understand how the NDIS works. Ensure that you understand the basics of how the NDIS works. Including your options for NDIS plan management, self-management or agency management.

2 – Learn the language. With the NDIS comes what might seem like a whole new language. Terms like “reasonable and necessary” and different ways to talk about supports like respite.  

3 – Do your homework. An extension of point number one this is about understanding the ins and outs of the NDIS and your options. Researching online is a great way to start and there are plenty of resources available.

4 – Check out the NDIS Price Guide. Available on the NDIS website the NDIS price guide details the 14 categories for funded support.

5 – Define your Goals. Create a list of goals for your child and the supports that are reasonable and necessary to help them achieve those goals.

6 – Be prepared. Go into your planning meeting as prepared as you possibly can be.

7 – Speak out. You are the best advocate for your child. If you do not feel as though you are being heard or you are not happy with your plan let your NDIA Planner know.

8 – Gain control. One of the key objectives of the NDIS is to give you better control over the supports and services that your child receives. You are in control and you know what’s best for your child. If you need support with managing your NDIS Plan then our partner organisation InFocus can help you with NDIS Support Coordination Brisbane and NDIS Plan Management Brisbane.  

If you would like further information help with the NDIS call 1800 928 437 or visit InFocus