Do you know the difference between the NDIS and NDIA? Tune into this intriguing conversation with Accredited Practising Dietitian Shanelle Bailey who has over six years of experience working with NDIS participants. We explore common issues like budgeting, allocating time and estimating consumables, how understanding the disease and disability progression can help inform your planning and what relevant documentation and evidence you need to provide when submitting a plan for approval. Plus, Shanelle shares numerous practical and actionable tips like how to estimate clinical hours, where to seek information from to inform budgeting for consumables and how to arrange continuity of care from hospital into the community.



Shanelle Bailey is an Australian Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 12 years of experience in clinical dietetics including acute, sub-acute, outpatients and community services, currently specializing in the area of progressive neurological diseases, predominantly motor neurone disease at Northern Health in Victoria. She was part of the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in her current hospital catchment and has been servicing clients receiving home enteral nutrition support and/or registered with the NDIS for the past six years.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • What makes someone eligible for NDIS funding
  • Common and confusing acronyms like NDIS, NDIA and LACs
  • The importance of language when writing a plan and resources that can support you
  • Common challenges when it comes to estimating a participant’s needs
  • Key considerations to be aware of if you’re new to the NDIS space
  • Helpful tips for dietitians working with NDIS participants

Additional resources

Free resource: Ten tips for successful NDIS budget development

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