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You are the best advocate for your child. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides supports that are reasonable and necessary for your child. The types of supports in your child’s plan may also have direct or indirect benefits for families and carers.

What do I need to know about my parental rights?

Learn more about parental rights within the NDIS through these resources, which are available on the NDIS website:

Who else can help?

If you would like more information on the advocacy available to you, you can:

  1. Discuss with your planner
  2. Discuss with your service provider (if you have one)
  3. Contact an advocacy agency such as Blind Citizens WA  or Developmental Disability WA

Where can I find more information?

The NDIS can assist you with information about supports that are available to you under other government-funded programs, including courses and peer-support programs. Find out more on the NDIS website: Families and carers.

Carers Australia has developed a fact sheet on the emotional and practical considerations of planning and the NDIS. This provides additional support with NDIS pre-planning activities and may help carers to identify where they and the person they care for may require support into the future.

Video caption: Support for carers through the NDIS