NDIS plan underspend is a massive missed opportunity for both participants and providers. In this 3 part webinar series, we explore how providers can support participants to get much more from their NDIS plans.
Friday 28 August
10:00 - 11:15am AEST
Negotiating with NDIS Planners: the Essential Toolkit
It all begins with the plan! Sally & Sara outline the key steps for negotiating better planning outcomes with the NDIA and Local Area Coordinators, including:
- Understanding and speaking NDIS language
- Setting goals that lead to better planning outcomes
- Collecting and creating the right type of evidence
Thursday 10 September
10:00 - 11:15am AEST
Make the Best Use of NDIS Plans: Participants & Families
In this webinar, Sally & Rob give organisations the information and tools needed to help families and participants make the most of their NDIS plans, and:
- Learn how to read an NDIS Plan
- Understand & use the flexibility in funding
- Use core supports to pay for transport
- Explore innovative funding alternatives
- Learn how to make the most of a disappointing package (until next year)
Friday October 16
1:00 - 2:15pm AEST
Sensational Self Management
Understand the full extent of the flexibility of self-managed plans and the many benefits for participants and providers. In this enlightening webinar, Sally & Charmaine look at how providers can support participants to get the best out of self management, exploring:
- Innovative supports funded through self-managed plans
- Going way beyond hiring workers to using Core funding for management, rostering and administration costs
- The benefits of self management vs other fund management types
- Self management responsibilities and processes
- Fantastic resources and online communities to support self managers
Can't make it on these dates?
All of these webinars will be recorded and sent to registered attendees are the session.
Sally is our resident NDIS wonderwoman (also fondly known as our ‘pocket rocket’). Don't be disarmed by her humour, she packs a punch with her huge NDIS knowledge, intellect and energy. Sally has diverse experience across financial services, human services, B2B, B2C, for profit and for purpose industries around the world. Sally is especially passionate marketing products, services, spaces and experiences for people with a disability.
Sally is a dynamic trainer and presenter, a Certified Practicing Marketer and lecturer in Marketing at the University of Newcastle. She is a Director of the Centre for Universal Design and a past member of the NSW Disability Council. Sally was also the CEO of a disability service provider during the Hunter NDIS trial. And, she finished her Masters at Harvard (did we mention she’s dynamic?). One of Sally's three daughters, Nicky, who passed away in 2018, was an NDIS participant for four years. Sally translates her personal and professional experience into a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for business.
Negotiating with the NDIA
Sara is our go-to Content Specialist and the Editor of DSC's NDIS Resource Hub. She personifies the voice of DSC in her own passionate style and prides herself (quite rightly) on her research skills and fact-finding ability. Diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2012, Sara's lived experience of disability shines through in her work and she is a highly skilled, authoritative NDIS commentator. She began her career overseeing innovative Cambodian education projects and has quickly become an indispensable part of the DSC team.
Demystifying NDIS Plans
Rob has worked in and around the NDIS since its inception, including as owner-operator of a provider in a trial site. As well as this, his roles in the disability sector over the last 15 years have covered direct support work, project management, business development, consulting, and ILC-funded advocacy roles. As Founder and Director of a values-based NDIS service provider, he guided all areas of an organisation supporting several hundred people. Rob led every element of the organisation's setup and growth, from back-end systems and governance through to service delivery models, day-to-day operations and frontline worker training. He has experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in Australia and the UK including Board and Committee of Management roles. Combining a lived experience of the Early Childhood Early Intervention service with professional experience of the realities of life as a provider, Rob has a personal interest in ambitious service models and sustainable organisational structures.
Supporting Self Management
Based in Newcastle, Charmaine has been working with NDIS participants since the beginning of the trial sites and has made it her quest to learn everything that she can about the scheme. Prior to this, she worked in Early Intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Delay. Charmaine is the Director of Aurora Coordination and the mother of two children, the eldest of whom has autism and she is a very powerful advocate for inclusion and self management.
This is a webinar series. Each webinar is 75 minutes with around 45 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes for Q&A. You can register for just one session or multiple sessions.
There is no maximum number of attendees for this webinar.
Yes! Zoom can accommodate either so just let us know your preference when you register.
Yes! The time for questions is limited so we may not be able to get to all of them but you will certainly have the chance to ask questions of the presenters using the chat function (ie. not verbally).
No. This is a webinar so you will be able to see and hear the video of the presenter but you will not be able to share your own video or audio.