FAQ

Why should I use a consultant?

Advocating for your child requires a considerable amount of knowledge, time and energy. As people with lived experiences in the disability community, Lifelong Pathways can assist you with this and provide you with guidance throughout the process. It can be as simple as prompting you when at a meeting, or as involved as planning for the next 12 months of therapy and assistance for your child. The support of an independent person can help to see the bigger picture and provide a clearer pathway towards the future.

Lifelong Pathways can:

  • Provide National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Plan Management services
  • Assist you through NDIS Support Coordination / Coordination of Supports
  • Train families who wish to self-manage in NDIS Plan Management
  • Assist you to advocate for your child or family member
  • Provide information on accessing services for diagnostic purposes
  • Attend meetings with you
  • Assist you to complete paperwork
  • Help to set goals for you and / or your family
  • Assist with the NDIS review processes (internal and external)
  • Evaluate¬†plans and documents
  • Discuss inclusive education options within mainstream school settings
  • Assist you with community and education access

Lifelong Pathways is unable to:

  • Make decisions for you
  • Take control of any areas of your life
  • Provide therapies
  • Provide diagnostic services
  • Drive you to meetings
  • Represent you at an Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearing (we are not lawyers)
  • Prescribe medications or treatments

Are my details kept confidential?

Absolutely. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. Our workers sign a Confidentiality Agreement which is strictly enforced. We understand that Lifelong Pathways may be liable to legal action or prosecution if we breach any of the above obligations.

What are your fees?

For information on our fees please go to the fees page