Self-managing your child’s NDIS plan? University of Queensland (UQ) would like to hear from you.
NDIS aims to increase the autonomy of participants and their family, in particular with the self-management option. One of the previous NDIS studies has reported that parents of children with autism had the highest percentage of self-managed NDIS, and each year, the rate of self-managed NDIS plans is increasing (Baxland et al., 2020).
While NDIS and other service provider’s websites have information and offer some support for those participants who choose to self-manage their NDIS plans, a range of additional responsibilities, including the keeping of receipt records, management of support workers/therapists, development of service agreements, regular payment of invoices etc, could be costly to parents who already have a higher child-care responsibility than their counterparts.
The University of Queensland (UQ) are currently seeking parents of children/adolescents with disability aged between 7 and 18 years old who have been self-managing their children’s NDIS plan. UQ are hoping to hear from as many parents as possible to advance the current knowledge of parental experiences and assist in developing more appropriate support services that facilitate parental navigation of, and satisfaction with the service.
If you are a parent of a child/adolescent with a disability and have been self-managing their NDIS plan either partially or fully, for at least the past 6 months, you are eligible to participate in our study. UQ would love to speak to you for approximately 45 minutes, by phone, or Zoom, at a time that suits you, to learn about your experiences.
Baxland, M., Fisher, R. K., Purcal, C., Robinson, S., Quan Farrant, F., Pearson Gotting, M., & Kayess, R. (2020). National Disability Insurance Scheme: People who self manage their NDIS plan. Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.