The NDIA has recently published a range of Easy Read booklets to help NDIS participants understand the NDIS. The booklets give a great overview of the NDIS processes and explain all the key terms participants need to know to navigate the scheme.
The booklets explain applying for the NDIS; getting and using an NDIS plan; and talking about your work goals. They also talk about how some aspects of the NDIS and their processes have changed because of coronavirus.
There are three participant booklets that are designed to support people through their NDIS journey. The practical booklets can help people learn more about the NDIS, prepare for a planning meeting and to implement their plan.
The booklets include space for people to write down key information, questions and to collect their thoughts before a meeting.
Booklet 1 – Understanding the NDIS, covers:
- learning about the NDIS
- deciding whether to apply for the NDIS
- using the NDIS.
Booklet 2 – Planning, covers:
- understanding your current supports
- creating an NDIS plan to achieve your goals
- receiving an approved NDIS plan.
Booklet 3 – Using your NDIS Plan, covers:
- understanding what’s in your plan
- learning how to use your plan
- choosing and managing supports and services
- reviewing your plan and progress.
Let’s talk about work booklet
The Let's talk about work booklet helps people get ready to talk about work goals with an NDIS planner.
There is space in the booklet to write down information about your work capacity, strengths, barriers and challenges. You can also write down your previous experience and list some of your skills. You can find the Easy Read booklets on the NDIS website.