If you’re Australian and have a permanent and significant disability, you may be wondering what the NDIS means in dollar terms. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australian initiative to support people with disabilities, their families and carers. [Read more…]
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) estimates that as many as 1 in 70 individuals in the country is on the autism spectrum.
If you are a parent or caregiver for someone with autism or if you are on the autism spectrum yourself, you know that living with autism day-to-day provides a lot of strengths, and also some challenges.
Fortunately for people in Australia, there are several helpful resources available, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Here’s what you need to know about the NDIS and autism.
An intellectual disability presents unique challenges. However, with the right support, these challenges can be managed. It’s important to remember that an individual with such a disability can live a productive life, live independently and be a productive, employed member of society. [Read more…]
The end of the school year is an exciting time for graduate school leavers, whether they are Year 10, 11 or 12. It can also be a challenging time, with many options available for school leavers, and various career paths for them to consider. As a parent or carer, its important you help your new graduate assess their options, for their future after school. [Read more…]
Smartphones are immensely popular with people all over the world, and developers have started to pay attention to the needs of different groups of people with unique requirements, including people with disabilities. There are a range of apps being designed and released to help make everyday life easier. Here at Lifeplan, we want to help support our customers to live your life, your way, and we fully encourage the use of technology to help with this. [Read more…]
Here at Lifeplan, we take a completely tailored approach to your disability and mental health support needs. We have over 20 years’ experience in the industry, and partner with several organisations, to ensure our Perth based customers receive the right supports, to allow them to live their lives, the way they want to.
Here at Lifeplan, we are committed to helping you live your life, your way. We do this by providing tailored, individual supports, to suit your lifestyle. Part of this process, is ensuring you have an NDIS Plan in place to meet these needs. An important part of getting this plan in place, is clearly defining your life goals to your NDIS Planner. In other words, defining what you need to live your life, your way.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a way for people living with a disability, and their families, to access support services in Australia. Here at Lifeplan, we get asked a lot of questions to do with NDIS planning meetings, and what you should do before, during and after the meeting. If you are new to the NDIS, or if you have a review meeting coming up, there are some great resources out there, to help make sure you have the right information ready. We have compiled some tips, to ensure you have a successful and productive planning meeting. [Read more…]
Encouraging independence for people with a disability can sometimes go against our ‘nurturing nature’ (our natural instincts are to keep them safe) but the benefits are hugely positive and life changing. There are many support programs that empower people living with a disability to live independently, with wide ranging benefits. [Read more…]