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Katie's son, Jackson, loves lollies and dinosaurs! Katie talks about Jackson's needs, and the importance of early intervention for kids.

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Catherine talks about what she's looking forward to, and the importance of thinking in terms of goals and aspirations.

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Jane says not only do they have more hope for Molly’s future but they also see her growing stronger every day.

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Jane and Molly chose to stay with their provider who deals directly with the NDIA for most of their supports. Jane deals directly with the NDIA for Molly’s swimming lessons.

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Jane and Molly’s planner helped them think outside the square and to think of including everyday things that other kids do – like bike riding and swimming – in their plan.

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Jane talked about goals with Molly’s current therapists six months before she went into the NDIS. She said that was her first step of being able to see outside of their day-to-day life.

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Molly has acquired Cerebral Palsy from brain swelling due to a rare form of epilepsy. Under the NDIS her mum Jane is able to take full advantage of early intervention therapies to help Molly get ready for school.

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Stephen sees his horizons expanding now that his NDIS plan frees him from relying on friends and family to help him with one-off or ad-hoc requests.

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The majority of Stephen’s supports are managed directly by the NDIA but he also has a flexible budget to manage any supports or services as the needs arises.

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Stephen had three meetings with his planner. He says the preparation he’d done enabled them to have an in-depth conversation.