The NDIS has an important role to play in supporting decision-making and developing individual capacity for people to defend themselves (for themselves). It is part of the human rights of the United Nations that people with disabilities have the opportunity to choose what they want in their lives and decide how they want it. The NDIS encompasses self-directed support by ensuring that the person living with a disability has the choice and control necessary to live their life however they choose. Self-directed support (SDS) means that YOU direct your supports the way you direct your own life, and this concept is reflected in the goal-focused approach of the NDIS.
This topic of discussion aims to provide members of their peer support network with an overview of SDS, plan management and self-management as one of the main plan management options offered by the NDIS, which guarantees the SDS.