What is support coordination?
If you have Support Coordination funding in your NDIS plan, you can use this funding to gain support to engage with therapists, services and groups to support your plan goals. The Support Coordinator plays an integral role in the development and achievement of a participant’s goals to maximise opportunities and independence. Our team at NEST Autism & Disability Services, want to see your children become as independent as possible in their home and community.
Your Support Coordinator works closely with participants families and carers to:
- develop understanding of the NDIS plan
- identify and choose service providers to help achieve goals
- connect with and participate in the community
- develop skills and capacity in self-management of the NDIS support package
What should I look for in a Support Coordinator?
Your Support Coordinator will be working closely with you to secure appropriate supports for the NDIS participant. With this in mind, you may want to consider:
Do you prefer to chat on the phone during business hours? Perhaps, email works better for you so you can follow up after hours. For some, Virtual meetings work well, while others require face-to-face meetings. Our Support Coordinators can connect with you in a variety of ways to best suit your needs.
Do you prefer a professional or casual approach? Do you require support to guide your family or more intensive support? Our Support Coordinators pursue regular professional development and value a person-centred approach, offering you the best of both worlds.
Do you prefer to have a Support Coordinator who has lived experience? Or would you prefer to work with someone with general experience? NEST Support Coordinators have both lived and professional experience supporting participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our clients appreciate knowing they’re working with providers who genuinely ‘get it’.
You may have considered other traits and skills you’d find valuable. It’s worthwhile discussing your preferences with the NEST Directors to ensure that they find and allocate the most well suited Support Coordinator to you and your family.