Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dreaming . . .


- 6C Mt Wellington, Hobart, Australia

Learning to live your best life!

Are you ready for the NDIS?



The National Disability Insurance Scheme is now being rolled out across Australia. The Scheme is aimed to assist people with disabilities actively engaged in their communities.

Right now many people across Australian are sitting down to write there NDIS first plan to enable them to transition to funding support under the NDIS. Some of the comments I heard as I undertake workshops to prepare me for transition are . . .

This is to good to be true . . .

Nothing ever changes . . .

It's just different packaging . . .

. . . Goals! I don't have goals . . .

Look my life is just fine the way it is  . . .

I'll believe it when it happens . . .

It just more paper work!

The good news for some . . . Is it is true! The NDIS is now rolling out across Australia and its is a real game changer! It is time to let yourself dream!  Reality is only a few thoughts a way . . . If dream kicks starts you thinking about possibilities and goal setting, what a great start to start.

Right now your NDIS plan is a blank page. How you complete the boxes is literally now your choice. You and your family are now in the driver seat.  Its time to ask what could life look like?

NDIS . . . The Game Changer

Opportunities and new experiences!

The old model of funding was based on assisting you with the things you couldn't do. Supports were often inadequacies or inappropriate!  Many people and their families have been locked into survival model.  For some making it to the end of the day and falling a sleep is all they know.

For these people asking them what they like to do? Many unlock many tears or Just to have coffee with my girlfriends without feeling guilty. For many stepping into life under the NDIS is a Alison in Wonderland experience. Living in survival mode has taught them not to trust change. . .



Many I suggest in secret we all dream . . . Top of the list for many is a trip to Disneyland. We just don't dare tell anyone else!

Dreaming can enable us to pinpoint what we love about life.  Because the NDIS is about adding things to you're life you love. So the reality may not be Disneyland, It might be a week in Sydney, with a trip to Luria Park! Or a day at Movie World.  The NDIS is about engaging in the types of activities that other Australians take for granted.



 So what types of things can we now be include in?  The answer is literally anything with some boundaries thrown in!  Affordability and value for money . . . The NDIA will only fund supports that are related directly to your disability or you child's. So yes I can arrange support overseas, but no their not going to pay for airfares.

Dreaming a bit like what would you do if you won Gold Lotto? If you could do anything what would that be? If you or you're children didn't have a disability would you go sailing or climb a mountain?  Your dreams provide clues. 

Mountain climbing might become brush walking our wheeling along Parklands river walk. Dreaming open your mind to possibilities. 



Learning new skills!

I hope learning to dream enables you to begin thinking about your goals!


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