The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides people with a disability greater choice and control to achieve their goals and aspirations.

The NDIS will ask you about what your goals are and what supports you may need, this will help them understand what services and supports you need.

Goals are ideas you have about what you want to do in your life. They can be big or small and cover many parts of your life.

There are some easy ways that you or your family members can prepare. It’s a good idea to think about your goals and write them down for any conversations you have with the NDIS.

To write your goals, think about your daily life – from the time you wake up, where you spend your day and what you like to do in the evenings. What supports do you need for your every day activities?

Examples of goals for children include:

  • build skills to get ready for learning at school
  • developing communication skills to express yourself
  • developing social skills to make friends

For an adult some goals could be:

  • becoming more independent
  • joining in community programs you enjoy
  • maintaining or improving your health with therapy

Scope can also support you to plan for the NDIS. Read more on our website.