Access the Community

Access the Community

Werribee Open Range Zoo Hurdle NDIS participants had a fantastic day getting out into the community and explored the Werribee Open Range Zoo. The highlight of the day was the Safari Tour, where we all boarded a Safari bus and embarked on a journey through the Savannah, one of the Zoo’s primary areas. The tour […]

Finding Service Providers

Once you have your NDIS Plan, it’s time to start finding providers that can help support you with your NDIS goals. You have choice and control about what supports and services you need to pursue your goals, where and when they are provided and by whom. Some participants ask family or friends to help them […]

Understanding Your NDIS Plan

Your NDIS plan will be based on the discussion you had in your planning meeting. Let’s breakdown what your plan includes: Information about youBasic information about your disability, your daily activities, where you live, who you live with and who carers for you.  Family and friendsInformation about the support you get from family and friends […]

Managing Your NDIS Funding

During your planning meeting, the LAC or NDIA Planner will ask how you would like to manage your NDIS funding. There are 3 options to manage your NDIS funding – self-managed, plan-managed and NDIA-managed. You can also use a combination of options. For example, you might choose to self-manage one or more of your supports […]

Creating Your NDIS SMART Goals

An important part of your NDIS Plan will be your goals. It is important to go into your planning meeting with an idea about what you hope to achieve using the funding NDIA allocate to you. Using the SMART goals concept will help you create, define and measure your goals. This will help your NDIS […]

Get Ready for Your Planning Meeting

It’s great to be prepared for your first planning meeting. We’ve included some of the things that will be discussed during the planning meeting – this will give the LAC or NDIA Planner more information about you.  Section 1: ABOUT YOU What condition, disability/disabilities do you have? How does this impact your day-to-day life? What […]

How to Apply for the NDIS

To join the NDIS you need to meet the access requirements. These include your location and accessibility to the NDIS, your age, your residency status and the nature of your disability. We’ve broken the steps to accessing the NDIS down for you.  Step 1 – Eligibility   Answer the following questions to check your eligibility: […]

Evidence of Disability

The NDIA is responsible for determining who is eligible to access the NDIS. To allow the NDIA to determine whether you meet the access requirements for eligibility, you need to provide evidence of your disability as part of your access request. To support your access request, we’ve provided you with key information about evidence. What […]

All About the NDIS

The NDIS – National Disability Insurance Scheme – provides funding to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have a permanent and significant disability. Over the next few weeks, Hurdle will breakdown the Scheme and provided you with vital information about accessing the NDIS, the supports it can provide, information about planning meetings and reviews.  Key Information […]


There is much confusion about NDIS funded low-cost assistive technology (AT). What it can be used for, how much is it, what doesn’t it cover and how to access it are just a few queries. Hurdle specialise in Support Coordination and have extensive knowledge in low cost AT and how best to use it effectively […]

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