ONCE you have been notified by the NDIA that you are eligible to receive NDIS funding, the NDIA will assign a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) to work with you in developing your support plan.
Your first plan is the start of a lifelong relationship with the NDIS and will stay in place for 12 months.
The LAC will discuss with you your current situation and support, which will form the basis of your first plan.
It may include the same or similar supports and services you currently receive including family, community or mainstream supports.
You will continue to receive your current supports until the NDIS plan is in place.
Once your plan is approved, which is within 21 days of the access request, it is time to put it into action.
Your LAC and the service provider can help you kick it into gear, for example, your LAC might help you find community activities and the mainstream services that help you achieve your goals.
You can choose the providers you want to deliver the services you need. You can also choose to self-manage your funding. All of this is sorted out with your LAC and tailored totally to you and the support you need.
After that first year, you will be able to determine if that service worked for you, how you'd like it adapted, any additional support required etc. This will help you plan for your next plan.
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