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NDIS Planning FAQs


At DSC, we are often asked about what participants and providers should expect from the NDIS Planning meeting. Here, Bronwyn tackles some of our most Frequently Asked Questions about NDIS Planning.


How long do Participants have to wait for their Planning meetings?

Although not legislated, the NDIS has some general guidelines for when they prepare plans:

Mental Health Supports in the NDIS: What's Changing?


The Mental Health system in Australia has often been labelled as complex and difficult to navigate by consumers and health professionals alike. The NDIS and current mental health reforms have only exacerbated this complexity, leaving many asking about what NDIS will and won't fund and what will happen to the programs it won't.

To help cut through some of this confusion, below is a breakdown of existing mental health supports, with our current understanding of how they will look in an NDIS world.


Noah’s Ark Ballarat


Noah’s Ark Ballarat

Open Day

34 Victoria St, Bakery Hill

Friday 17th November 2017

11:00 am - 3:00pm

Noah's Ark is having an Open Day and you are invited to drop in any time between 11.00 am and 3.00 to visit.

Come meet our Ballarat team, have a cuppa, a look around and a chat to us about the services we offer to families of children 0-8 years under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


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