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Auslan Video: Getting Ready for the NDIS

00:07 How do we get started with the NDIS?

00:11 There are five simple steps you can take to get ready for the NDIS.

00:15 One, find out when the NDIS is coming to you.

00:21 Each State or Territory has different roll out schedules.

00:28 Great, where do I find the details about my area?00:33 You can find the details at

00:44 Two, learn if you might be able to access the NDIS.

00:50 Will everyone receive support through the NDIS?00:58 Accessing the NDIS depends on your age, residency and disability.

01:07 Three, you will need to think about your life now.

01:13 What do you mean by my life now?

01:16 For example, your current informal and formal supports,

01:21 and what is working and what might need to change.

01:27 What are informal and formal supports?

01:34 Informal supports are the care and help you get from your family and friends.

01:42 Formal supports are supports you might pay for or get through an organisation or a program.

01:56 Four, you will need to identify your strengths, interests and challenges.

02:05 Consider your goals and what you might like to achieve.

02:10 Okay I will have to think about my life and my plans for the future.

02:17 Five, it is best if you write these things down and collect any reports,

02:22 or information you might find helpful for when the NDIS comes to you.

02:27 How do I gather information?

02:31 It is best if you gather your own information so when the NDIS

02:36 is rolled out to your area, you can show them your information.

02:42 For more information about the NDIS, visit the NDIS website,

02:45 you can also call them, follow them on twitter or find them on facebook.