13 March 2019.

On 12 March, Able Australia had the opportunity to present to some of the Queensland Deafblind community about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The morning session was a great success with a number of participants coming to hear Able’s Senior Support Coordinator Justin Elks speak about the NDIS, how to apply, and how to make the most out of their plans.

Able understands that the NDIS can sometimes be challenging to navigate, especially for those with more complex needs. As part of Able’s Support Coordination service, Justin and his team work closely with NDIS participants to identify needs, personalise supports and make sure every participant is matched with the right services.

Throughout the session, Justin provided information on a range of topics, including how the NDIS can increase access to assistive technology, how some of the Deafblind community are using their NDIS funding, and how to prepare for planning meetings with the NDIA.

The session was a fantastic opportunity for the Queensland Deafblind community and Able staff to have an open conversation about how the NDIS can be used to ensure the best support is being received.

If you require any assistance with accessing the NDIS or getting the most out of your plan, please contact Able Australia on 1300 225 369. You can also read more about our Support Coordination service here.