A participant may feel overwhelmed by the various levels of detail involved in the preparation of a plan under the NDIS. It may be useful to break down the elements that need to be considered, develop a list of answers for the key questions, and gradually compile needs and preferences to be incorporated into planning.

Statement of goals and objectives

  • What are the participant’s goals, objectives and aspirations? (Can the participant picture the future he or she wants?)
    • What barriers prevent the person from achieving them?
    • What supports does the person need to achieve them?
  • What is the participant’s environmental and personal context, including living arrangements, community supports and social and economic participation?
    • What does the person value in this context?
    • What elements does the person wish to keep?
    • What elements does the person wish to change?

Statement of participant supports

  • How involved does the participant wish to be in identifying the supports to be provided?
  • What supports are needed?

Funds Management

  • How involved does the participant wish to be in managing funds for supports?
  • How should funds be managed?