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Ballarat NDIS workshops - for people with disability and families (December 14,15,16)

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) Disability Loop project is proud to announce that our NDIS workshops are coming to key regional areas in Victoria!

We are very fortunate to have received support through the Victorian Government's NDIS Transition Support Package to run NDIS Understanding workshops directly for people with disability and families across key regional areas in Victoria over the next few months.

This is great news for people with disability and their families who are looking to understand how the NDIS works in more detail.

Over three days from 14 December 2016, people with disability and their families in Ballarat will be able to get detailed information on the NDIS in a series of free half-day workshops. These workshops will also be available early next year in Bendigo, Horsham and Wodonga. 

What’s included?

  • Free entry for people with disability and their families
  • Complimentary food and drinks
  • Regular breaks
  • Accessible environments
  • Accessible materials
  • Excellent quality resources to take home with you

There are six (6) half day NDIS Understanding workshops. The workshops will be held over 3 days (December 14, 15, 16) at the Quest Ballarat:

  1. How does the NDIS work? 
    Improve your understanding about how the NDIS works. This session provides an overview of the NDIS with a focus on access and planning. 
    14 December
    9:30am – 12:30pm
    Eventbrite - How does the NDIS work? Disability Loop NDIS workshop 1 of 6 (Ballarat)
  2. Reasonable and necessary 
    It can be hard to understand what ‘reasonable and necessary’ supports means in the NDIS. This session helps explain it clearly with examples and activities. 
    14 December
    1:30pm – 4:30pm
    Eventbrite - Reasonable and necessary: Disability Loop NDIS workshop 2 of 6 (Ballarat)
  3. Planning and standing strong 
    The NDIS Planning process is important but can be complicated. This session breaks down the steps so you can get ready for your NDIS First Plan. 
    15 December
    9:30am – 12:30pm
    Eventbrite - Planning & standing strong: Disability Loop NDIS workshop 3 of 6 (Ballarat)
  4. I have my Plan, what now? 
    People with disability have choice and control over how they use their supports in the NDIS. This session talks about making all the decisions needed to put a Plan into action. 
    15 December
    1:30pm – 4:30pm
    Eventbrite - I have my Plan, what now? Disability Loop NDIS workshop 4 of 6 (Ballarat)
  5. Plan Management explained 
    All Participants need to manage the money part of their NDIS Plan. This session discusses the differences, as well as the pros and cons of the options available. 
    16 December
    9:30am – 12:30pm
    Eventbrite - Plan Management explained: Disability Loop NDIS workshop 5 of 6 (Ballarat)
  6. Is self-management for me? 
    Self-management of an NDIS Plan is not as hard as many people think. It could be a good choice, and this session helps you come to a decision. 
    16 December
    1:30pm – 4:30pm
    Eventbrite - Is self-management for me? Disability Loop NDIS workshop 6 of 6 (Ballarat)


People are welcome to register for some or all of the workshops.

If your organisation would like to assist multiple people with disability and/or families to register, please contact Disability Loop at AFDO on (03) 9662 3324, or email before registering.