UPDATE – My journey with the NDIS

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  • 23/08/2018
Maree Ireland
Maree Ireland smiling and wearing a red cardigan

I am still waiting to take the next step in my NDIS journey which is the planning meeting. I have not heard from NDIS since April when they said they would contact me in 3 to 4 weeks.

Looking back, I suppose the first time I applied for disability support funding in the mid 1990s it took a long time. From the initial planning meeting to actually being allocated funding took approximately 3 years and then to find suitable accommodation took another 3 to 4 years. Waiting for the accessible renovations was frustrating and so slow.

So, with this experience in mind, I’m just biding my time with the NDIS because I think ringing them may not necessarily make the wheels of NDIS go any faster. I suppose I am fortunate in that I do have funding at present. I realise for people who have no funding at all, the wait would be horrendous.