What is a goal?
Goals are things you want to do in the future. They help you to have a good life.
There are many kinds of goals you might want to When something happens because you work hard.achieve including:
Getting a job
Joining a sports team
Short-term and long-term goals can mean different lengths of time to different people.
Short-term or small goals can be achieved within a few weeks or months. In your NDIS plan your short-term goals are goals that you want to achieve in the next few months.
In this 3 minute video disabled young people talk about achieving short-term goals.
Long-term or big goals take more time. They may take a year or even longer to achieve. In your NDIS plan your long-terms goals are goals that you want to achieve in the next year.
In this 3 minute video disabled young people talk about achieving long-term goals.
Your NDIS plan is based around your goals. It is important to know what your goals are so that you get the right support to achieve them.
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Choose your goals
The NDIS can support you to achieve short-term and long-term goals.
Here are 2 examples of short-term goals:
Tilly loves make-up and wants to become a famous YouTuber. Her short term goal is to film a make-up tutorial for YouTube in the next month.
Abby takes piano lessons. Her short term goal is to learn how to play 2 new songs on the piano in the next 4 months.
Here are 2 examples of long-term goals:
Sam wants to be able to take public transport to meet up with their friends. Their long-term goals is to learn how to take public transport independently with their A dog that has been trained to support a person.service dog by the end of the year.
Sophia lives in a wheelchair accessible apartment, which she loves. Her long-term goal is to be able to keep living independently, like she does now.
Sophia's support workers help her prepare meals and clean her apartment. The NDIS pays for Sophia to have support workers because their support means that Sophia can achieve her goal of living independently.
Long-term or big goals may take a year or even longer to achieve.
Remember that goals can change over time and that is okay.
You can always make new goals when you have reached the goals you have now, or if your goals change.
For example, you might not be interested in learning how to drive right now. But it might be something you would like to do when you get older.
Goals and the NDIS
The NDIS can support you to achieve your short-term and long-term goals.
The young people in the examples above can all get support through the NDIS to achieve their goals.
It is important that you know what your goals are. You will need to be clear about what your goals are during your NDIS planning meeting.
The person creating your NDIS plan needs to know what your goals so that they can include them in your NDIS plan. You will then be able to get support to achieve your goals.