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Your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan can include supports to help you:

  • Pursue your goals
  • Increase your social participation
  • Build your skills to actively take part in the community.

The NDIS will work with you to ensure you can participate in social activities. The NDIS will help you to exercise choice, including taking reasonable risks in the pursuit of your goals. One way this is done is through Local Area Coordination (LAC).

What do Local Area Coordinators do?

Local Area Coordinators have several roles. Two of these roles are to:

  • Link you to information and support in the community; and
  • Work with your local community to make sure it is more welcoming and inclusive for people with disability.

Read the transcript for the video here: What is a Local Area Coordinator (DOCX, 16KB)

What can I ask for?

The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary for you. This means they are related to your disability and are needed for you to live your everyday life and achieve your goals.

The types of support the NDIS may fund include:

  • Transport for you to participate in community and social events
  • Support to take part in sports and leisure activities.

Supports could include specialised equipment or the provision of a carer or other support person.

What type of recreation and leisure activities could I get support for?

Your NDIS plan could cover supports for you to engage in mainstream recreation and leisure or specialised options like:

  • Golf
  • Cricket
  • Lawn bowls
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Cycling
  • Sailing.

To see what other options are available speak with a Provider who can advise what is available in your community.