NDIS goals are an essential aspect of your NDIS plan, helping you to achieve greater independence, social participation, and personal fulfilment. By understanding your NDIS goals and working towards achieving them, you can take control of your life, and reach your full potential.

What are NDIS Goals?

NDIS goals are the specific objectives that an individual aims to achieve as part of their NDIS plan. These goals are based on the individual’s unique circumstances, preferences, and abilities, and are designed to help them maintain or increase their independence, social participation, and overall wellbeing.

There are three main categories of NDIS goals: short-term, mid-term, and long-term. Short-term goals are typically achievable within six months to a year and focus on developing skills that will enable the participant to meet their mid-term goals. Mid-term goals are usually set for one to three years and aim to achieve more significant outcomes such as finding employment, securing stable housing, or improving social relationships. Long-term goals are set for more than three years and focus on achieving aspirational outcomes such as obtaining higher education, starting a business, or pursuing a lifelong passion.

It’s important to note that NDIS goals are not fixed and can be adjusted as the participant’s needs or circumstances change. The NDIS provides flexibility in how goals are set and achieved, and participants can work with their support coordinators or NDIS planners to review and revise their goals as necessary.

Setting and Achieving

Setting and achieving your NDIS goals involves a collaborative approach between you, your support coordinator or NDIS planner, and any other relevant service providers.

Firstly, you and your support team will identify areas where you want to improve and set measurable and achievable goals based on those areas. The goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART).

Once the goals are set, you and your support team will work together to design a plan outlining the steps needed to achieve each goal. Depending on the nature of the goal, this might involve accessing specific supports and services, undertaking training or education, or learning new skills.

As you work towards achieving your goals, your progress will be monitored and reviewed periodically. Some goals may need to be adjusted or revised over time to reflect changes in circumstances or progress made towards achieving the goal.

Placing the Person at the Center of Support

At Inclusion WA, we believe a person-centred approach to individualised support provides the foundation for success. We take the time to get to know you and your unique goals.

At times this could mean that your goals end up looking a little different to the goals first developed as part of your funding. We work together to ensure tailored support that is unique to your strengths, preferences, and interests. By doing this, we feel that you are best enabled to live a meaningful and fulfilling life, guided by your own choices and aspirations.

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