What is the NDIS Decision Support Pilot Program?
The NDIS Decision Support Pilot Program assists people with limited decision-making capacity to navigate the NDIS system.
This program supports those people who fit the following criteria:
- Aged between 18–65 years old
- People with limited decision-making capacity. This can include but not limited to those with acquired brain injury, intellectual disability, psychosocial disability and other cognitive impairments.
- People who do not have any appropriate decision-making support such as a family member, carer, guardian or other significant person who is willing and able to support the person to make decisions.
What can the Decision Support Pilot Program help with?
The Advocate can assist people with interactions with the NDIS throughout the access, planning and initial implementation process. The advocate can work with individuals to ensure that they understand the information and options available to them and are given the tools to make important decisions relating to their lives.
Ways we can help include:
- Gathering evidence for completing NDIS Access Requests
- Preparing for NDIS planning meetings
- Attending planning meetings to support with decision making
- Supporting the participant to choose a Support Coordinator
- Building self-advocacy skills for interacting with NDIS and Service Providers
There is no cost to access this service which is funded by the Department of Social Services under the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP).
For further information or to discuss eligibility please contact Brain Injury SA by the form below or call (08) 8217 7600. If you’re in a rural area please use 1300 733 049.
NDIS Decision Support Pilot Program Brochure
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