The NDIA hosts regular webinars on key topics related to the NDIS.
How to get the most out of your NDIS plan - 28 November 2019
The webinar featured a live Q and A with expert panelists covering important topics such as:
- understanding the three types of support budgets
- how your Local Area Coordinator, Early Childhood Early Intervention team and support coordinator can help you to get the most out of your NDIS plan
- how to choose and manage your supports and services.
Panelists included current NDIS participants and senior NDIS staff.
Getting your ILC pitch right - 1 August 2019
On 1 August 2019, the NDIA presented a 30 minute session to help organisations to get their ILC grant pitch right.
The NDIA is looking to invest almost $400m in inclusion programs across the nation over the next three years.
Three Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant rounds open in August and September 2019.
- Individual Capacity Building Program
- Economic and Community Participation Program
- Mainstream Capacity Building Program.
- outlines the strategic intent of each program
- outlines the inclusion outcomes we are looking to invest in
- provides tips on how to submit a high quality grant application.
Assistive Technology Talk – Wheelchairs, aids and devices - 20 June 2019
The panel discussed recent changes to AT processes and resources, how to prepare for an upcoming planning meeting where AT is needed, and how to escalate urgent AT issues with the NDIA.
The panel included NDIA staff and sector representatives with substantial experience with the NDIS, and included Auslan interpreters and live captions.
NDIS webinar - Let’s talk about work - 21st February 2019
On February 21 2019, the NDIS had a webinar which discovered the future of work for our participants and providers.
There are lots of ways the NDIS can help you to plan for employment. Sometimes it can be just providing information about services available in the community, like Disability Employment Services (DES) or volunteering opportunities.
If you need a lot of help to understand what sort of work you might be good at, or if you are feeling unsure about whether you can work or not, the NDIS may be able to fund some supports and services to build on your skills as a first step.
Other NDIS funding can be used to set you on the employment pathway. For example, if you have community participation funding, think about choosing a provider who offers vocational activities - a provider who can give you opportunities to build skills important for employment, like catching public transport, meeting new people or learning how to manage your money.
For advice on finding and keeping a job, working with DES providers, writing résumés and applications, preparing for interviews and more, visit the JobAccess website
Webinar: Self-management, 2 August 2018
Learn how self-managing your own funds gives you choice and control over what and who supports you.
The NDIA hosted a webinar on 2 August 2018 to talk about self-management.
A new self-management guide was launched on the day, providing more support for those who self-manage their plans, or answer some of the questions for people considering self-management.
The webinar gave participants, families and carers the opportunity to hear about self-management - how it works and the benefits – from families and people who are self-managing their NDIS plan.
The panel was facilitated by Matthew Wright and included Dr Sam Bennett, General Manager, Strategic Advisors and Research, Marita Walker, Branch Manager, Scheme Innovation, Jan Kruger, parent of Jack, NDIS Self-Managed Participant and Kristie McCarthy, NDIS Self-Managed Participant.