There are still "lots of stories and myths going around" that can prevent people from getting the most out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), years after it was set up.
That's according to the facilitator of a workshop coming to Tamworth on self-managing NDIS plans.
Catherine Hogan said only about 16 per cent of people in NSW self-managed, well down on the target of 30pc.
"There hasn't been the take-up of self-management that one would expect, given the flexibility it provides and the very real benefits it actually does give people."
They included flexibility and control, she said.
Ms Hogan and co-presenter Meg Sweeney are from Family Advocacy's Resourcing Inclusive Communities program, and have been self-managing plans for members of their families "for many years".
"The information is coming from people who are living it and walking it and breathing it ... we're not just telling them how it should be, we're telling them how it really is."
Ms Hogan said talking points would include potential changes after the Tune review, which made 29 recommendations.
They included, among other things, to increase transparency, shorten wait times and clarify definitions.
Ms Hogan said they would talk on those "most pertinent to people currently self-managing or thinking of giving it a go", such as the planning process.
"They're considering joint planning meetings ... with the local area co-ordinator or planner or both - the people who have the most control over what you're going to end up getting," she said.
"A draft plan will actually be shared with people before it's set in concrete."
Ms Hogan said another hot workshop topic was usually advertising, interviewing and hiring staff.
"That whole idea ... is really scary for some people," she said.
"We've both been doing that for many years, so we've learnt a lot along the way .. about the pitfalls and the things that work."
- February 17 at West Tamworth Leagues Club. Register at ric.org.au/events or call 1800 774 764