Are you wondering what impact the NDIS will have on your life and the life of your son/daughter? Taking full advantage of this new way of securing quality supports will also mean learning the best ways to engage with the NDIS, service providers and others.

Down Syndrome Victoria is funded by the Agency managing the NDIS to support people to build skills so that they feel confident to identify and articulate their goals to achieve a good life, implement NDIS plans, negotiate with services providers and work to sustain local supports and community opportunities. 

Join us at a session to learn more.

Session 1 - Introduction to the NDIS

The key to a successful NDIS experience means understanding processes and building confidence to make decisions and  negotiate supports aimed at achieving a good future.  
This session will assist people to build these skills over time  and will include information that is accurate, up to date,  independent and objective.

Session 2 - Preparing to plan

When people spend time thinking through what is important to them and their son/daughter and begin to form a view of what a good life could be, they are better able to engage with the NDIS and secure the right support to achieve success.  This session will assist people to grow their knowledge about the best way to plan in an NDIS world.

Session 3 - Becoming a savvy consumer

People are in the driver’s seat when it comes to purchasing services with NDIS funding. This session will cover the skills required to become a savvy NDIS consumer:

- How to determine whether services are good at customising to individual needs and expectations
- How to negotiate the best deals
- How to resolve issues if they arise


Session 1 |October 16th | 6:30pm | Coburg Library Community Room, Cnr Victoria and Louise Streets, Coburg


Session 3 | October 23rd | 6:30pm | Rosebud Library Community Room, McDowell Street, Rosebud

Koo Wee Rup

Session 3 | October 24th | 11:00am | Royal Hotel, Station Street, Koo Wee Rup


Session 3 | October 24th | 6:30pm | Langwarrin Community Centre, 2 Lang Road, Langwarrin


Session 1 | October 25th | 10:30am | Cragieburn Global Learning Centre, Central Park Avenue, Cragieburn

If you are interested in attending, please rsvp to Elizabeth McGarry –

Other sessions are planned for locations across Victoria.  Keep an eye out for future announcements...