Planning for the NDIS

To make the most of this exciting opportunity, it is important that you have time to talk, think and plan.

Mai-Wel has developed the ‘Conversation Starter Tool' to help you have conversations with those who are important to you and to think and plan the supports you need to reach your goals and dreams. The Tool will help you create a plan so you will be better prepared and ready to meet the NDIA.

It is important to recognise that this ‘Conversation Starter Tool' was created by Mai-Wel and sits outside of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) planning process and is a pre-planning tool only.


How your NDIS Support Plan is developed and what your NDIS package is will be decided by a NDIA Support Planner after discussion with you and other important people in your life. You can request that your current Service Provider be involved in the NDIA Support Plan Meeting. The Service Provider is not responsible for the development of the NDIA Support Plan or for any decisions made about the funding allocated to your NDIS package. This is the role of the NDIS Support Planner.

When your opportunity comes to attend a planning meeting with a Support Planner from the NDIA, you will be able to take this ‘Conversation Starter Tool' along with you. It will help you explain to the Planner what your current supports include. It is important for the Planner to know this information so you don’t miss out on necessary supports. This tool will also help you explain what your dreams and goals are and what other supports you need to achieve these.

During the support plan meeting, the Support Planner will be looking at what supports are ‘reasonable and necessary’ to assist you to reach your dreams and goals. They will talk about how your family, friends and the community can support you and what other supports youneed funding for.

Remember; this is your opportunity to make important changes to the way you are supported. You don’t have to fit into programs and services that already exist, you have choice and control.

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The Mai-Wel Group is one of the larger Disability Service Providers in the Lower Hunter Region, providing services and programs to more than 800 clients across nine Local Government Areas.

The Mai-Wel Group employs more than 170 local support and administrative staff in addition to 110 local supported employees. The ethos of The Mai-Wel Group carries throughout the organisation from management and staff, and on to clients.

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