Resources Available from ACES
ACES has three resources available to all our clients and carers.
1. ACES NDIS Stewards are staff we have trained especially to assist you to prepare for NDIS. Michelle, Andrew, Archie, Renee and Gayle are available to talk to all our clients and carers to guide you through getting ready for NDIS. Please make an appointment to meet with them on 6581 2348.
2. MY NDIS Workbook is a tool that has been developed by ACES to prepare you for your first NDIS Planning meeting in 2017. The workbook is a comprehensive guide to illustrate to you what services you are now receiving from either your service provider or from other non paid sources like friends, neighbours and family. Our NDIS stewards will go through the workbook with you. This will help you be more confident in asking for your reasonable and necessary supports in the NDIS interview.
3. ACES Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ACES-338969059585460/
Recourses Available from other sources
– Government resources
ADHC (Pathways Mid North Coast) can help you locally, please contact them directly on; Toll free: 1300 364 563
Ability Links NSW – provides people with a locally based first point of contact to support people to access supports and services in their local communities. Ability Links NSW Coordinators, or “Linkers” as they are known, work with people with disability who are aged 9 to 64 years, their families and carers to help them plan for their future, build on their strengths and skills, and develop networks in their own communities so they can do what they want with their lives – outside of the traditional disability service system.
To find out if Ability Links can help you locally, please contact them directly on 02 6516 1920.
NDIS Grassroots Discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/239631286154106/
This is a Facebook page designed to provide a place for members to share information and have conversations around the NDIS.
The NDIS have a video channel on Youtube with a range of different videos including “how to” videos and also videos sharing the experiences of people who’ve already transitioned to the NDIS.
Every Australian Counts also have a video channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/everyaustralian
There is an abundance of information on the web regarding the NDIS. Following are a few key sites:
www.togethersupportgroups.net.au/ (have to register to access)
Carers Monthly meeting (2nd Thursday of the month)
This is a meeting for Carers in the Port Macquarie Hastings area.
You can call Kathy or Erica through ACES on 65812348.