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How does the NDIS work? Disability Loop NDIS workshop 1 of 6 (Ballarat)
Wed. 14 December 2016, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) Disability Loop project is very fortunate to have received support through the Victorian Government's NDIS Transition Support Package to run the six NDIS Understanding workshops directly for people with disability and families across key regional areas in Victoria over the next few months, starting in Ballarat.
NDIS Understanding Workshops
Over three days from 14 December 2016, people with disability and their families in the Ballarat area will be able to get detailed information on the NDIS in a series of free half day workshops. These workshops will also be available early next year in Bendigo, Horsham and Wodonga. Make sure you are subscribed to the Disability Loop eNews so you find out where they are coming to next.
The NDIS Understanding series are workshops that provide the information and resources people with disability and their families need about the NDIS. These are particularly important now that the NDIS is beginning to fully roll out across Australia.
If you want more information about the NDIS, this series of workshops is a must.
Do I need to pay to attend the workshops?
These workshops are free for people with disability and their families.
If your organisation would like to assist multiple people with disability and/or families to register, please contact AFDO Disability Loop on (03) 9662 3324, or email email@example.com before registering.
Workshop 1 of 6: How does the NDIS work?
Improve understanding on how the NDIS works. This session provides an overview of the NDIS with an emphasis on access and planning. This workshop is perfect for those who still do not know much about the NDIS, how it works and how it might change their lives.
There are six (6) half day NDIS Understanding workshops:
- How does the NDIS work? Improve your understanding about how the NDIS works. This session provides an overview of the NDIS with a focus on access and planning. [flyer]
- Reasonable and necessary It can be hard to understand what ‘reasonable and necessary’ supports means in the NDIS. This session helps explain it clearly with examples and activities. [flyer]
- Planning and standing strong The NDIS Planning process is important but can be complicated. This session breaks down the steps so you can get ready for your NDIS First Plan. [flyer]
- I have my Plan, what now? People with disability have choice and control over how they use their supports in the NDIS. This session talks about making all the decisions needed to put a Plan into action. [flyer]
- Plan Management explained All Participants need to manage the money part of their NDIS Plan. This session discusses the differences, as well as the pros and cons of the options available. [flyer]
- Is self-management for me? Self-management of an NDIS Plan is not as hard as many people think. It could be a good choice, and this session helps you come to a decision. [flyer]
The Ballarat workshops will be held over three days 14, 15, 16 December 2016 at Quest Ballarat as follows:
- 14 December 9:30am – 12:30pm Workshop 1 How does the NDIS work? [register]
- 14 December 1:30pm – 4:30pm Workshop 2 Reasonable and necessary [register]
- 15 December 9:30am – 12:30pm Workshop 3 Planning and standing strong [register]
- 15 December 1:30pm – 4:30pm Workshop 4 I have my Plan, what now? [register]
- 16 December 9:30am – 12:30pm Workshop 5 Plan Management explained [register]
- 16 December 1:30pm – 4:30pm Workshop 6 Is self-management for me? [register]
People are welcome to register for some or all of the workshops.
Will AFDO Disability Loop provide accessibility supports?
For AFDO Disability Loop, accessibility is a priority. All workshops are held in accessible environments with accessible bathrooms in the same venue.
When registering for the workshops, there is an option to tell us your accessibility needs. For example, AFDO can provide live captioning, Auslan interpreting, material in electronic formats, and other accessibility supports when they are required.
If you have any specific requests not listed on the registration form, please contact us and we can assist you where possible.
Will food be provided at the event?
Yes. For those attending a session in the morning, morning tea and lunch will be provided. For those attending afternoon sessions, lunch (if you arrive before the start time) and afternoon tea will be provided. For those attending the entire day, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can call AFDO Disability Loop on (03) 9662 3324, or email firstname.lastname@example.org