Getting ready for your planning meeting
The National Disability Insurance Scheme
(NDIS) is a new way of providing support to
people with disability in Australia.
It helps people with disability:
- achieve their goals
- take part in the community.
If you have been approved for the NDIS,
you will need to get ready for your
Or, you might be getting your plan reviewed –
this is when the NDIS check to see how well
it has been going.
At your planning meeting, you will talk about:
- the supports you need
- the goals you want to achieve.
This can include taking part in a sport or
A recreational activity is something that
you do for fun. It could be:
- horse riding.
If you want to include sport or recreational
activities in your plan, there are some things
you will need to do before your meeting.
1. Finding a sport or recreational activity you want to do.
2. Doing some research.
3. Making sport and recreation part of your life.
4. Setting some goals.
5. Getting your information.
We explain these steps below.
1. Find a sport or recreational activity
You need to choose what sport or
recreational activities you want to put in
your NDIS plan.
You will get the latest news about inclusive
sport opportunities for people with disability
2. Do your research
When you choose a sport or recreational
activity, you need to work out what support
you will need to do it.
This could include:
- one-on-one support.
Under the NDIS, the equipment you need
to take part in a sport or recreational activity
- assistive equipment for recreation
- assistive technology.
You will need to think about:
- equipment you will need, like a sports wheelchair
- if your equipment needs to be fitted by someone like:
- a physiotherapist – someone who helps people who have trouble moving their body
- an occupational therapist – someone who helps people live the best life they can
- if you can hire the equipment or will need to buy it.
You will also need to think about how you will
get to your sport or recreational activity.
You might get there by:
- public transport
- a family member taking you
- a carer taking you
- a taxi.
You also need to think about any one-on-one
support that will help you take part in a sport
or recreational activity, such as:
- going to the bathroom
- taking your medication
- getting around.
3. Make sport and recreation part of your life
It’s important to think about how you will
make sport and recreation part of your life.
It can help to work out what you already do
during the week.
Then you can add in the sport or recreational
activities you want to do.
Make sure you write down lots
This will help you get the funding you need
for the activities you want to do.
The more information you have, the easier it
will be to get funding.
4. Set your goals
You need to include the sport and
recreational activities you want to do:
- in your NDIS plan
- as part of your goals.
These activities will only be included if they
are part of your goals.
Sport and recreation are part of 4 NDIS
- Social and community participation
- Health and wellbeing
- Choice and control.
Our example shows you how to connect your
sport or recreational activity to an NDIS goal.
Activity: I want to play basketball.
Goal: To make new friends (social
participation) and take part in my
community (community participation).
5. Getting your information
Take as much information as you can to your
Things to remember
- Ask for help in your planning meeting if
you need it.
- You can take someone with you, who can
support you to have your say.
This person is called an advocate.
You can ask the National Disability Insurance
Agency questions you have about your plan.
Doing a sport or recreational activity is
But it’s also good for people with disability.
This Easy Read version of our NDIS Sports Guide was produced with support from Sport and Recreation Victoria.