Category: NDIS

12-month automatic plan extensions – still in place

21 July 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the NDIS changed what happens when a plan reaches its end date. If your plan reaches its end date and your new plan hasn’t been finalised yet, your current plan will be automatically extended for up to 12 months. This means that your current funding will automatically continue for up to […]

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Kathleen & Rodney Embracing & Smiling At Their Commitement Ceremony Event

Congratulations Kathleen and Rodney!

23 March 2021

We are so excited to congratulate Kathleen and Rodney on their recent Commitment Ceremony. Originally planned to be held in February 2020, their special event had to be postponed three times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, on 28 February 2021, family and friends, including some fellow residents, participants and staff from OCC, gathered at […]

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NDIS family’s success story

20 September 2020

Parents of OC Connections (OCC) participant Cal made the most of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by conducting research and speaking to their peers. Cal’s parents’ learnings have ultimately helped them to set up a plan for their son which has enabled him to participate more fully in his community, learn new skills and […]

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Preparing for your NDIS Review

18 September 2020

As you may know, the NDIS will review your Plan every 12 or 24 months, or earlier if there is a significant change in your circumstances and you have made a request for a review. OC Connections is committed to helping you ensure that you are ready for your next review meeting. At our recent […]

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NDIS Community Forum

17 September 2020

The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, the Shadow Minister for National Disability Insurance Scheme, and Clare O’Neil MP, the Federal Member for Hotham, would like you to join them at this important community forum on the NDIS. WHEN: Wednesday 13 November, 2019 10.30am to 12.00pm WHERE: Mulgrave Community Centre, 355 Wellington Road, Mulgrave Find out more […]

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OCC participants contribute to success of NDIS communications

14 September 2020

The OC Connections (OCC) Participant Reference Group has been praised for their contribution and useful feedback at a focus group run by The Information Access Group. Their greatly valued feedback has already been used to refine NDIS material ensuring that it is more accessible before distributing to the broader community. The Information Access Group is […]

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Family Forum: Pre-planning for NDIS

21 August 2020

Time spent preparing and planning for your NDIS planning meeting increases your chances for a successful NDIS Plan that reaches the goals, needs and aspirations of you or your family member. The importance of pre-planning is not lost on our OCC families, with over 40 people attending our Family Focus Forum on pre-planning in May.  […]

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