How to prepare for NDIS
Endeavour helps families plan
ANN Mickan, mum to 26-year-old Zac, says the right preparation is crucial to getting the best out of the NDIS.
Having been through the planning process, Ann says they have experienced a new-found sense of control, and urges people entering the NDIS to be ready to capitalise on this opportunity.
“Initially, I was very apprehensive about the process,” Ms Mickan said.
“The possibility of getting it wrong and ending up with less than the little we had was daunting.
“I was so thankful for the individual time I had with Endeavour Foundation because I was able to get a clear picture in my mind of what I needed to do to be ready.
“By the time the meeting came around I had everything on paper in front of me and I felt confident I could make a solid case for what would be best for Zac’s future.
“Our planner really listened to everything I had to say, (and) by the end of our two-hour telephone conversation I was confident she had a very clear snapshot of what Zac needed to help him attain a good and fulfilling life.
“My advice would be to get as much information as possible, do lots of thinking, write everything down, paint a picture of the person and always remember to explain why you need what you need.”
Endeavour Foundation’s planning booklet, Mapping My World, and Discover Guide are valuable, free resources for anyone getting to grips with the NDIS.
Download materials at www.ndis.endeavour.com.au /ndis/resources or contact the team on 1800 112 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPORTING FAMILIES: 26-year-old NDIS participant Zac with his mum Ann Mickan feel well supported by the Endeavour Foundation with the understanding of the NDIS.