Being Your Authentic Self: How to Live Your Best Life with a Disability?

Aastha Community Services

Living your life with a disability is challenging and sometimes it can be hard to maintain a positive outlook on life. Differently-abled individuals often struggle with self-esteem issues because there are hurdles around every corner when it comes to basic human needs like education and employment. But the key to living a good life is to realise that you may not be able to change your physical condition but you can very well choose how to live your life. For a fulfilling life, you can set personal goals for yourself that can be achieved with the help of your loved ones and disability support services.

Through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), eligible people with disabilities can apply for funds to support their disability needs. Once you receive the ‘access decision letter’, you can create an NDIS plan for yourself. The NDIS plan will take into consideration how you are currently dealing with various aspects of your life and the personal goals that you want to set for yourself. The idea is to provide you with ‘reasonable and necessary support to pursue life goals through which you can be independent over time and be a part of mainstream society. Once you receive your NDIS plan, you will need help with understanding your options and how various budgets and support services are funded and how to optimally spend the money you receive. Registered NDIS service providers like Aastha can help you make sense of the complicated NDIS procedures.

NDIS funded disability support services have been successfully implemented in Western Australia and since December 2020, all the services provided are being quality checked by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Aastha is an NDIS registered provider in WA and provides various services including support coordination and psychosocial support across Perth, Joondalup, Mirrabooka, Morley, Osborne Park, Victoria Park, Canning vale, Maddington, Armadale, Cockburn Central, Kwinana, Rockingham, and Mandurah. You can contact us regarding all your NDIS queries.