Are you wondering what impact the NDIS will have on your life and the life of your son/daughter? Taking full advantage of this new way of securing quality supports will also mean learning the best ways to engage with the NDIS, service providers and others.

Down Syndrome Victoria is funded by the Agency managing the NDIS to support people to build skills so that they feel confident to identify and articulate their goals to achieve a good life, implement NDIS plans, negotiate with services providers and work to sustain local supports and community opportunities. 

Join us at a session to learn more.

Session 1 - Introduction to the NDIS

The key to a successful NDIS experience means understanding processes and building confidence to make decisions and  negotiate supports aimed at achieving a good future.  
This session will assist people to build these skills over time  and will include information that is accurate, up to date,  independent and objective.
 

Session 2 - Preparing to plan

When people spend time thinking through what is important to them and their son/daughter and begin to form a view of what a good life could be, they are better able to engage with the NDIS and secure the right support to achieve success.  This session will assist people to grow their knowledge about the best way to plan in an NDIS world.

Session 3 - Becoming a savvy consumer

People are in the driver’s seat when it comes to purchasing services with NDIS funding. This session will cover the skills required to become a savvy NDIS consumer:

- How to determine whether services are good at customising to individual needs and expectations
- How to negotiate the best deals
- How to resolve issues if they arise
 

Nagambie

Session 2 |November 16th | 11am | Nagambie Rowing Club, 301 High Street, Nagambie

Coburg

Session 2 | November 20th | 6:30pm |Coburg Library Meeting Room, Cnr Victoria and Louise Streets, Coburg

Craigeburn

Session 2 | November 22nd | 10:30am | Craigeburn Global Learning Centre, 75 Central Park Ave, Craigeburn 

If you are interested in attending, please rsvp to Elizabeth McGarry – elizabethm@dsav.asn.au

Other sessions are planned for locations across Victoria.  Keep an eye out for future announcements...

Coburg

Session 2 | November 20th | 6:30pm |Coburg Library Meeting Room, Cnr Victoria and Louise Streets, Coburg