NDIS Resources

At Fighting Chance, we are committed to sharing information and resources to empower you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to advocate for yourself and get the most out of the NDIS.

Frequently asked questions:

    • What is the NDIS?
    • Am I eligible?
    • How do I access the NDIS?
    • What is advocacy?

NDIS education series:

    • Practical tips and advice on accessing the NDIS
    • Understand your options and rights around NDIS plan reassessments (previously known as plan reviews
    • Learn about key NDIS legislation changes and what they mean for you
    • Register for upcoming webinars here

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NDIS FAQs

 is i and work with What is the NDIS?

The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It provides funding to Australians with permanent and significant disability to access supports and services. Funding from the NDIS is designed so that you have the choice and control to pay for the specific supports you need to live your daily life, participate in the community and achieve your goals.

Find out more about paying for Fighting Chance’s services with NDIS funding here.

 

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for the NDIS if you:

1. Have a permanent and significant disability.

2. Are under the age of 65 when you first enter the scheme.

3. Are an Australian citizen or permanent resident living in Australia.

If you are eligible, the NDIS will provide funding for reasonable and necessary supports that are required for you to live your life and reach your goals.

 

How do I access the NDIS?

To access the NDIS, you need to meet access requirements. To find out more about eligibility criteria and who your NDIS partner in the community is, head to the NDIS website

Fighting Chance has recorded a webinar to help you navigate the access process. Click here to watch the webinar and view additional resources. 

 

What is advocacy?

Advocacy for people with disability can be defined as speaking, acting or writing with minimal conflict of interest on behalf of the interests of a person or group, in order to promote, protect and ensure their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights.

The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability with access to effective disability advocacy. There is no cost for participants or service providers to access advocacy services.

Fighting Chance has a policy which guides and informs its obligations in relation to Advocacy. These obligations include informing new participants of their right to use an advocate, supporting participants if they choose to self-advocate and working closely with advocates chosen by participants.

This fact sheet outlines what disability advocacy is, why it is important and why independence matters.

You may also find the government’s Disability Advocacy Finder useful here.

 

 

NDIS Educational Resources

Fighting Chance’s expert team will share information and resources to empower you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to advocate for yourself and get the most out of the NDIS.

Our team has a detailed understanding of the intricacies of the NDIS, and a passion for empowering the people they support to advocate for themselves and be “the most informed person in the room.”

Click here for upcoming live webinars.

How to apply for access to the NDIS

Webinar:

In this webinar Alex Browne guides you through the new NDIS access process. Watch now.

 

what is psychosocial disability and how can the ndis help

Webinar:

In this webinar we dive into psychosocial disability – what is it and how can the NDIS help. Watch now.

 

Guardianship in the NDIS space explained

Webinar:

In this webinar, we explore the different types of guardianship, the financial management considerations, and the process to apply for guardianship within the context of the NDIS. Watch now.

 

Understanding Positive Behaviour Support, Restrictive Practices and the relationship between them.

Webinar:

In this webinar, we explore the value of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and how it impacts the need for regulated restrictive practices. Watch now.

 

 

A guide to assistive technology and the NDIS

Webinar:

In this webinar, we deep dive into the equipment, technology and devices (assistive technology) that help you, or your person, do things you can’t do because of your disability. Watch now.

 

Post-school planning: Things to consider and how to prepare

Webinar: If you, or your person is nearing the end of school, this is essential viewing to help you plan and prepare for that significant transition. Watch now.

Blog: Leaving school and thinking big: what does “ordinary” adult life look like to you?

 

Understanding how NDIS funding decisions are made

Webinar: Lisa Duffy and Alexandra Browne teach you to speak ‘NDIS’, and take you through how NDIS funding decisions are made. Watch now.

Resources: Who makes decisions, and with what authority? A glossary of terms

Blog: Understanding how NDIS funding decisions are made

 

How to implement your NDIS plan

Webinar: Alexandra Browne takes you through the funding categories, which parts are flexible and which are not, as well as how the choice around funds management impacts the flexibility.  Watch now.

 

Understanding changes to the NDIS plan review process

Webinar: Lisa Duffy will help you understand your options and rights around NDIS plan reassessments (previously known as plan reviews). Watch now.

Blog: Participant check-ins and NDIS plan reassessments: know your options. Read now.

 

Learn about the 2022 NDIS legislation changes

Webinar: Lisa Duffy will take you through the key NDIS legislation changes in 2022 and what they mean for you. Watch now.

Resources: New NDIS forms

 

Disability advocates: know your rights

Webinar: Join Alexandra Browne as she deep-dives into disability advocacy. Alex breaks down: what is an independent disability advocate; how an advocate can help you;  when to engage and how to find an advocate; & the process for feedback and complaints.  Watch now.

 

All you need to know about behaviour support plans

Webinar: This webinar is a guide to understanding, accessing and implementing a behaviour support plan under the NDIS. Watch now.

Blog: Read all about how funding for behaviour support can support you in your day or SLES program.

 

Webinar: Evidence and the NDIA; clinical reports and NDIS language

Webinar: This webinar is a guide to optimising your clinical reports for the desired outcome. Dive into NDIS language and see practical examples of well-written reports.  Watch now.

 

 

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Webinar: If you want to live independently now or in the future, you may use NDIS home and living supports. Watch this webinar to find out everything you need to know to help you achieve that goal.  Watch now.

 

 

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