It’s a complicated Scheme to understand and navigate. This lesson introduces who does what along the NDIS journey.
In this short course you will learn about how the role of Disability Advocacy intersects with a Participants NDIS journey, and how this role differs from those of Local Area Coordinators and Support Coordinators.
After completing this course you will have a better understanding of:
- The different roles in the NDIS and what they are responsible for.
- How the roles are funded.
- What areas of the NDIS are putting extra pressure and stress on Disability Advocates.
- How to pushback and manage scenarios where advocates are asked to do things that are not their responsibility.
- What disability advocates do and do not do with regards to the NDIS.
Disability Advocacy and the NDIS
The NDIS Journey – Applying for the NDIS
The first step in the NDIS Journey for a person with disability is to complete an Access Request form. Advocates will step in if the Access Request is denied
The NDIS Journey – Planning
Next step is the planning meeting. At the end of this the participant has a support plan. Sometimes it’s not quite right. That’s when an advocate can help.
The NDIS Journey – Plan Implementation
It’s all about purchasing the reasonable and necessary supports approved in the plan. Advocates can assist when rights issues arise with service providers.
The NDIS Journey – Plan review
It’s time for a new plan – either because the the review date is coming up or due to a change of circumstance. Advocates can help when the participant isn’t happy with these processes.
What disability advocates don’t do
Many referrals for advocacy are inappropriate. Check out the scenarios to understand why.
Check what you have learned by taking the quiz.