Australia’s first online course on NDIS
Concerned about the lack of support for people on a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and their families, My Plan Helper set out to create ways to support people. An online course without tests or homework seemed to be the most accessible way to get information to the people who need it most. My Plan Helper can create other ways to deliver the course if a person does not have internet or has unmet accessibility needs. My Plan Helper believes this first course, Understanding NDIS Plans, is Australia’s first course designed for people who use or support others with NDIS.
This service is a success story in South Australia. It was created with the support and assistance of a range of small South African businesses who have all contributed in one way or another, from graphic design to contribution. This does not mean that My Plan Helper does not think about the needs of other states as well as remote and rural NDIS participants.
My Plan Helper Founder Irene Hamilton, who lived in Far West NSW for several years, took into account people living in the area and remotely when creating the online course.
“If city dwellers who have access to many services find it difficult to get help with NDIS, how are people in regional and remote areas doing? “
“A lot of people across the country haven’t used their NDIS funding because they just don’t know how to do it, for some it is overwhelming. This course is designed for everyone.
With over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Irene intends to develop a range of courses to help people with NDIS as well as My Aged Care services and
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