If you are aged 7 and above, one of our partners may deliver LAC services, which includes linking you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area.
Role of Local Area Coordination (LAC)
LACs can help you to:
- Understand and access the NDIS – This can include workshops or individual conversations about the NDIS.
- Create a plan – If you are eligible for an NDIS support plan, your LAC will have a conversation with you to learn about your current situation, supports, and goals to help develop your plan. It is important to know that LACs cannot approve an NDIS plan, this is done by someone from the NDIA.
- Implement your plan - Your LAC will help you to find and start receiving the services in your NDIS plan. Your LAC can also provide assistance throughout your plan if you have any questions.
- Changing your plan – Your LAC will work with you to make changes to your plan through a plan reassessment. This generally occurs 12 months after your plan is implemented.
Linking you to information and support in your community
- LACs will help you:Learn about support available in your local community;
- Understand how the NDIS works with other government services – this is supports like education, health, and transport;
- Sustain informal supports around you – this is family, friends and local community members.
This is part of Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC).
You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Partners delivering LAC services will also work to make your community more welcoming and inclusive.