The NDIA hosts regular webinars on key topics related to the NDIS.
Assistive Technology Talk – Wheelchairs, aids and devices - 20 June 2019
On 20 June 2019, the NDIA hosted a one hour webinar about assistive technology (AT).
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.
A recording of the webinar (including a transcript) will be published on the NDIS website soon.
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 (External website) (external).
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.
Webinar: Industry briefing Partners in the Community, Grant Round Three, November 2017
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is pleased to announce the NDIS Partners in the Community Program Round Three is now open. Suitable organisations are invited to apply for funding to deliver Local Area Coordination Services and /or Early Childhood Early Intervention Services in these areas that have people scheduled to transition into the Scheme in 2018:
- Northern Territory
and for ECEI Services already transitioned into the Scheme in New South Wales.
The NDIS Partners in the Community Program, Grant Round Three application information is now available on the GrantConnect website (external) (External website).
Webinar: Developing and starting your first plan, Tuesday 28 February 2017
As the NDIS rolls out across the country more and more participants will prepare for, receive or start to implement their first NDIS plan.
This webinar focused on developing your first plan and how to get it started, including:
- What is meant by ‘First Plan’ and what does it mean for me?
- Once I have my first plan how do I implement it?
- Is the plan flexible to meet my changing needs and can I have my plan reviewed if it isn’t right for me?
Hear from our panel as they discuss and answer questions regarding first plan and getting your plan started.