NDIS plan reassessment meetings can roll around pretty quickly, and if you’re not careful you’ll be panicking over letters of support, trying to get quotes and getting overwhelmed by what seems an impossible task.
Association for Children with Disability (ACD) has put together some practical FREE information to help you avoid the panic and feel confident going into your child’s reassessment meeting. Here are a few key takeaways from the guide:
- Be Prepared
Don’t leave it to the last minute. Start gathering documentation a few months before the meeting. Lists, lists, lists! Make a list of what you’ve got to do and what documents you need, then systematically work your way through it rather than trying to do it all at once.
- Start recording your child’s progress
You’ll be asked about how your child’s moving towards their goals, so get therapists’ reports a few months before the meeting. As well as detailing how your child’s progressing towards existing goals, they should outline what supports are needed in the next plan.
- Mention changes in circumstances
Are there new living or working arrangements that may affect your child, or perhaps an additional diagnosis? If there are changes, be sure to update your Carer Statement.
- Think about your child’s next plan
Some things to consider: are their goals still appropriate? If they’ve reached a new stage such as starting school or reaching puberty, do they need different support? Are you happy with the type of Plan Management you have?
- Get ready for the meeting itself
If you’ve got a Support Coordinator, ask them to help you with planning. It’s a good idea to take someone who knows your child with you for support. Take copies of your documents if it’s a face-to-face meeting
For more information on getting ready for your child’s NDIS Plan Reassessement and other NDIS related guides, visit NDIS – Association for Children with Disability (acd.org.au)
You can also call the FREE ACD Support Line for information and advocacy support on any issue relating to your child.
Call 03 9880 7000. Lines are open Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm.