We are again offering a one day forum called Real Stories of the NDIS: New Opportunities for a Good Life which will showcase stories by and about people with disabilities who are already using the NDIS in Queensland and in Canberra (ACT). We have two forums – one in Brisbane and one on the Gold Coast.
Having had experience using the NDIS, presenters will talk about:
- The importance of preparation and planning
- Preparing for a planning conversation with the NDIS
- First-hand experience of what is involved in the transition process
- Options of Self-management and using a plan management provider
- Transitioning from school
- Living in a home of their own
- People using support funded by the NDIS to enjoy their lives and be well connected in their community
There is not one way to do things, and presenters will not provide the recipe for success, but rather present some different ways of engaging NDIS funding that worked for their family. We hope these different examples will assist you as you plan and move into the NDIS.
These forums are open to everyone with an interest in how the NDIS can assist people with a disability to live a good life – people with a disability, families, friends, and people in paid support roles. This event is fully subsidised by the Department of Communities so there is no attendance fee, but everybody will need to register for catering purposes.
Brisbane – Friday 13th October
The Brisbane forum will be held on Friday 13th of October 2017 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. You can follow the link below to secure your ticket and to read more about this exciting event.
Gold Coast – Saturday 14th October
For the first time there will also be a forum on the Gold Coast in Broadbeach on Saturday 14th October 2017 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Follow the link below to register and to read more about this exciting event.
If you have difficulty registering please don’t hesitate to contact our office and someone will assist you with the process.
Just a reminder for people with a disability and their families that there are NDIS Participant Readiness workshops coming up Brisbane, Logan, Redlands and the Gold Coast. New dates and locations will be shared in the coming weeks.