Starting your plan

What is early intervention?

Early intervention helps people with a disability that is likely to be with them for life but could be improved by getting some additional support now.

The focus of early intervention is on people getting services and supports now so they require fewer services and supports in the future and can live a more independent life.

Early intervention can also help children under six years old with developmental delay.

More information about early intervention is available on the NDIS website.

How do I put my plan into action?

There are many ways you can access your supports in your approved plan. Some options are listed below and details contained in the NDIS booklet - Understanding and self-directing my NDIS Plan - will help you decide on what works for you and how you want to engage the supports you need.

  • Local Area Coordinators (LAC)

The NDIS will establish LAC which you can contact to assist you to find community activities and the mainstream services that help you achieve your goals.

  • Self-Direction

This means you have control over your supports and how they are provided.

  • Choosing your Providers

You can choose the providers you want to deliver the services you need. You will usually need to have a written agreement with your providers.

  • Participant Portal

You can access your plan on the Participant Portal, an online tool available through the MyGov website that keeps all your documents together. The portal can also facilitate payments to providers. You will be given access to your specific details on the Participant Portal when your plan is approved.

How can funding in plans be managed?

You have choice and control over how you use the funded supports in your plan. This includes choice of how the supports are provided and which service providers you use.

There are five ways a plan can be managed:

  • Agency Managed 

Providers of your supports claim funding directly from the NDIA

  • Plan Manager

Funding in your plan is allocated to a third party so they can manage the financial transactions in your plan.

  • Self Managed

You (or your nominee) directly manage the funds - all transactions are completed by the participant for services rendered.

  • Automated Payments (transport only)

These funds can be deposited into an NDIS bank account weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

  • Combination

A combination of the above four options can be used together to meet your individual needs.


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