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Leigh mainly kept with his existing supports and suggests to look for supports you can connect to.

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Leigh told his planner that he wanted to build on his current work, plan towards further independence and to keep working on his health.

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Leigh first started thinking about what he wanted from the NDIS when he heard that Newcastle would be a launch site.

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Leigh has Down Syndrome and works as a peer mentor. His work gives a voice to people with disabilities, especially people with Down Syndrome.

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Janelle and Willow were able to keep most of their current supports under their NDIS plan.

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Janelle is happy with changes she’s seen in Willow so far and says the NDIS has eased the financial burden on the family.

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It is important to have clear goals for your children before you meet with your planner. Janelle thought that they could giver her some ideas for Willow as well.

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Willow has Global Delay and her mum Janelle wasn’t sure if Willow would be eligible for the NDIS. Janelle says you’ve just got to give it a go.

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Anita says the NDIS has changed their lives knowing the support and continued therapy will be there for Lily.

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Anita says she had a lot of choice and control when putting together Lily’s team of therapists.