Accommodation Synapse Options Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Training Client Services Information and Referral Assessment and Planning Support Networks Ask a Legal Question New South Wales Services Information and Referral NSW Service directory NDIS Appeals NDIS Pre-planning Support Services Coordination Synapse Reconnections Individual Advocacy Service Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC) Stroke Support Services Brain Injury Family Liaison Service Research and Development Publications National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS Pre-planning With the progressive roll out of the NDIS in NSW, people living with Brain Disorders (including Brain Injury) may require support in understanding the scheme and how it affects them. To meet this need, Synapse's NSW office is offering an NDIS Pre-Planning Program. The purpose of the program is to help individuals to prepare for possible entry into the NDIS. Synapse can guide you through the NDIS preparation process so you will be ready when the NDIS starts in your area. The program involves a facilitator from Synapse who will explain the NDIS to each program participant. The facilitator will then work with program participants to explore their formal and informal support needs, as well as look at goals and aspirations that contribute to living life you want to live. Synapse can then help program participants to clearly document this information in workbook format. Your individualised NDIS Pre-Planning workbook can later be supplied to an NDIS Planner to help the NDIS understand your support needs and facilitate the preparation of your first NDIS Plan. The program is open only to NSW residents as it is funded by the NSW Government department; Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC). Participants aged 0 to 65 years old are welcome to apply for the program. Participants must be living with a Brain Disorder (such as Brain Injury) or be a family/carer/support person of someone affected by Brain Disorder. Program participants must also show that they are likely to be eligible for the NDIS.