Vision Australia Mildura are urging locals living with disability to start preparing for the introduction of the NDIS.
The call comes as the group launch a planning guide to help locals learn about accessing services and preparing a support plan.
The group say it's important locals don't bury their heads in the sand and begin the planning process.
Officials will use the planning guide to help people through the process of the scheme, and prepare a support plan if need be.
Locals do not have to be a client of Vision Australia to receive help.
Vision Australia Service Engagement Consultant Sally Edwards says it's crucial not to leave plans to the last minute.
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