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Your NDIS journey

The first step you will undertake is an eligibility assessment. This is to make sure you meet the access requirements for NDIS supports. If you do, you will begin the planning process.

You will work with an appointed NDIA representative to talk about your needs, goals and supports. Talking to your NDIS planner will help you work out which reasonable and necessary supports need to be funded through the NDIS.

Art can be a reasonable and necessary support!

Your NDIS planning meeting is where you will need to outline why art matters to you, and why NDIS support to take part in the arts is reasonable and necessary.

You can find out more on how to Plan for Art and use our NDIS Resources to self-advocate for the arts in your NDIS plan. You can also check Our Services to find out more about what NDIS help we can offer you.

AAV is a registered NDIS provider and all our arts studios and mentorship programs can be funded through your NDIS plan.

Once your plan is approved, you can buy supports from service providers in many ways:

  • You can self-manage your plan
  • You can work with a registered Plan Management Provider
  • The NDIA can manage your plan for you
  • You can use a combination of all the options above

Find out more

There is lots more information about how the NDIS works on the NDIS website. You can find information in Easy English for NDIS participantsfamilies and carers and service providers. And information in Auslan and other languages.

Check out our resources

We have planning booklets to help you advocate for art in your NDIS plan. Art Form: A workbook for young people and Art and You: A Planning Guide.

Check out our NDIS Planning resourses