Caption: Photo of Autism Association officer delivering information session
The Autism Association of Western Australia commenced delivering information sessions on Getting to Know NDIS in WA as part of the 2016-2017 ILC Grants. The aim of these information sessions is to improve and increase access to current and relevant information and advice about the NDIS in WA.
Preparation for the information sessions took place over July and August, with the first session delivered in August 2017. To date, five (5) Information Sessions have been delivered with over 65 participants attended, including parents, teachers and disability providers.
In addition to these information sessions, we have supported individuals and families to know more about NDIS in WA through our information and advice service, either by phone consultancies or face-to-face meetings. Over 190 individuals and families have been supported to date.
As part of the information session, we asked everyone to write down one thing that they would like to know about NDIS in WA and will cover these areas in future sessions. These were some of the responses that we received:
- What is it all about?
- How will this change the service we are already receiving?
- What types of services can be covered/funded by NDIS?
- What is the process around allocation and support for a coordinator?
- What is the role of the Local Coordinator?
More information sessions will be delivered both in the Perth metropolitan and regional areas in the coming months and across 2018. For information about upcoming sessions please contact us on 94898900 and ask to speak to an Autism Advisor, or email us at Autism.Advisor@autism.org.au