We’re bringing you the bright sparks within the disability community who have worked to take control of their destiny or who are working with people to take control of theirs.
Stay Tuned – we’re in the process of developing more webinars!
OUR LAST ONLINE SESSION –
Get NDIS streetwise: sharing highly valuable strategies and tips from those at the coal-face
Are you frustrated by information sessions without a lot of practical details?
We invited 3 independent experts who have been working with people with disability and families in 3 different trial sites to share their wisdom, reflections and practical strategies to help you make the most from the NDIS.
Our guest speakers provide independent pre-planning, Co-ordination of Support and Plan Management with the NDIS. Being independent means they do not work for any particular service provider.
What did we cover?
- Tips and strategies that help you get the best from your NDIS plan
- How your planning meetings can run best for you
- What doesn’t work so well
- Using the NDIS to learn how to direct, control and manage your own supports
- An explanation of the Self Management and Plan Management choices for managing your NDIS funding package
- What is this Co-ordination of Supports role and could it help me?
Sam Paior founded The Growing Space disability consultancy and Parents Helping Parents volunteer organisation supporting families with children with disability eight years ago. The Growing Space provides advocacy, pre-planning and co-ordination of supports through the NDIS in South Australia. Sam has worked in the disability sector as a parliamentary advisor, advocate, family educator and champion, board director and consultant for fifteen years. Her experience crosses sensory, autism spectrum, physical as well as intellectual disabilities, and she also uses her degree in architecture to provide services as an Accessibility Consultant. She parents two children who between them have extra disability, education and health needs and is a strong believer in building inclusive communities for all.
Pieta Manning is an eternal optimist about the NDIS and the possibilities it presents for improvements across the whole of the disability sector. Key to this is a confident, well informed participant body and the sharing of information and experience among everyone involved in NDIS processes.
Pieta’s business Your Plan Your Way actively supports people to be as involved and in control of their NDIS experience as they can be. Supporting people to develop goals, communicate effectively with services and develop skills around self direction and self management.
Linda Hughes is the proud parent of Jacob Hughes. Linda, along with Jacob and his support circle, self direct Jacob’s support and seek creative solutions that ensure Jacob enjoys a good life as an active and valued citizen. Linda runs Mind-the-Gap Disability Matters in the Hunter, NSW . The organisation provides assistance to people with disability and families in planning, designing and implementing support solutions, engaging service providers, direct employment of supporters, connecting with the community, monitoring supports, financial and administrative support.
What are people saying about our sessions?
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Get in touch if you believe you have practical experience to share.
Thanks to Bradley Reporting for their assistance with live captioning.