When: Tuesday 18th February from 6pm-8:30pm
Where: Wotso, 490 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, Canberra
Who: All NDIS Participants and Nominees (but only those with a Self or Plan Managed NDIS Plan will be able to claim the cost of this workshop from their plan) Limited to 20 attendees
Cost: Each ticket is for one participant or nominee $157.00. Places are not able to be held without payment. You will be emailed a receipt for claiming after payment.
Must Bring: A copy of your or your participant’s NDIS plan. Also bring a list of your burning questions!
Come along to a two and a half hours of everything you need to know to give yourself the best chance of a great NDIS review. Learn how to prepare a plan for your planner or LAC and do your best to get the funding for the supports and services you need.
Led by Sam Paior, you will get a chance to get some answers to those sticky questions, and learn how you might figure out what is “Reasonable and Necessary” and whether you need to apply it, and how to put those categories and budget lines to good use.
This workshop will teach you about the different kinds of reviews, and how to ask for the one you need and what you need to do increase your chances of getting the funds you need to meet your goals.
You will get some great handouts and checklists to help you outline your needs in ways that the NDIS can use, and we’ll show you the legislation that will help you know your rights and stand up for them.
Can I claim this on my NDIS Plan? If your plan is fully Self Managed, you can claim this session from your Core or Capacity Building Supports, or from your Support Coordination budget (if that budget line is Self or Plan Managed – you’ll need to check carefully). If you are plan managed, it should be reimbursed, but do check with your plan manager.
This is new course, co-designed by NDIS participants and carers, by popular demand, with thanks to an NDIS ILC Grant which supported the costs of developing this workshop and training the presenters.
Sam Paior founded and directs the Growing Space. She is solo parent to two with disability. Sam has a degree in Architecture with further studies in Journalism, Accessibility Auditing and Design, and Disability, She has worked around Australia and in the USA in senior Public Relations and Crisis Management roles, run as a candidate with the Dignity for Disability party in 2010 and has worked as a parliamentary adviser focused on disability related issues. She is a board member of the CountMeIn Foundation, which aims to increase awareness and take up of Universal Design principles in public, commercial and residential spaces, and of Disability Intermediaries Australia, the peak body for Support Coordinators and Plan Managers in Australia. She is also board member of accommodation provider, Lutheran Disability Services.
Sam is a Member of the NDIA Independent Advisory Council’s Self-Management reference group, the Inclusive School Communities Project steering group and also is an active consumer health advocate and leads two NDIS ILC Projects – one which aims to better support self managing participants, the other which engages disabled people and family members to co-design and deliver useful workshops. Sam holds many advisory roles in government and organisations across Australia, and has a particular interest in public speaking and plainly spoken, clearly answered training and communications about the NDIS and disability related topics.