Guide for Parents and Teenagers re: Application process for planning

Note:   This is a guide only and it is not a guarantee to secure NDIS funding for any Hear For You activity via your planning meeting.   However it will provide the required information to assist with your overall application as to ensure the best possible chance to secure funds.

What NDIS Support Cluster that Hear For You is qualified for?

Below are the relevant support clusters that will be provided to participants on the NDIS

9. Increased social and community participation (0009)

Support Item Support Item Ref No. Description UOM
Life transition planning including mentoring, peer support and individual skill development. 09_006_0106_6_3 Establishing volunteer assistance within the participant’s home or community to develop skills. For instance, assistance in attending appointments, shopping, bill paying, taking part in social activities and maintaining contact with others. Hour
Innovative Community Participation 09_008_0116_6_3 Mainstream services that promote inclusion of people with disability to expand opportunities for community participation and employment. Each
Individual skills development and training 09_009_0117_6_3 Individual life skills development and training including public transport training and support, developing skills for community, social and recreational participation. Hour
Community participation activities 09_010_0125_6_3 Participation in community based activities that build skills and independence. Annual


What Programs are Hear For You hosting in 2017 and how many hours will I need the NDIS plan to pay towards the cost?

Hear For You in 2017 will be hosting different programs in 2017 that is a result of the great feedback from deaf and hard of hearing teenagers, their parents, their audiologist, their teachers, and their mentors over the past two years.   

To enable you to know exactly how much you will require for application via the NDIS plan, please refer to the table below as your guide.

Session Type (Program) Mentoring Contact Hours When Where Possible Cluster support item #
Life Goals & Skills Program – 4 days 30 Jun to Nov Sydney 09_006_0106_6_3
Life Goals & Skills Blast – 2 days 16 Feb to Nov (TBD by rural centre) Rural NSW/ACT 09_006_0106_6_3
Rock My World Session – 1 day 8 Feb to Jul Greater Sydney 09_009_0117_6_3
Primary2Secondary – 1 day plus 2 hours 9 Nov Greater Sydney 09_006_0106_6_3

** Note the Cluster Support item is a guide and may vary between each participants plans.

What is offered by each program?

If the planner requires more information as to what is actually offered or what happens in each program, the table below provides a ready reference to assist:

Session Type (Program) What is offered?
Life Goals & Skills Program – 4 days Four sessions of face to face mentoring by trained deaf or hard of hearing mentors on a variety of issues and topics. These range from Teamwork / Leadership / School subject choices / multi-class tactics / Careers / Casual Work / Friendships / making new ones / Drama / Technology / Social Media safety / Communication / Conflict Resolution / Identity / Deaf teen issues / Confidence.  Mentoring includes both individual, small group, and peer to peer.
Life Goals & Skills Blast – 2 days A shortened version of the Life Goals & Skills program designed for Rural and Regional Australia.   The topics and subjects are selected from a list of issues by the deaf teenagers (participant) and their parents, then Hear For You will conduct a two day weekend session at their closet rural/regional location in a group of others. Mentoring includes both individual, small group, and peer to peer.
Rock My World Session – 1 day This are special sessions hosted over one day focusing on an area of interest or topic for the participant.  It includes mentoring by mentors and guest presenters
Primary2Secondary – 1 day plus 2 hours This is a specialized session for participants and parents (carers) who are near the end of Primary School and during the first critical months of high school.   It will focus on information sharing, as well as mentoring for both parents and participants in the 2 hour session, followed by a full day 7 hour mentoring session for the new year 7 participants.


Where does Hear For You Operate?

Hear For You is a full accredited NDIS provider in all Australian States and Territories.  In 2017 it aims to host programs in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and for the first time in selected NDIS covered areas including Adelaide, and areas of Rural and Regional NSW.

More information on NDIS in your state links

For more information on the NDIS in your state, to find out if you locality is now an NDIS area, how to register, what other services, news on the NDIS, and more click your state name to be hyperlinked:



Still need more information or simply want to discuss with Hear For You

Contact David Brady on david.brady@hearforyou.com.au or call on 02 8937 4150