Melbourne: Monday 26 March | Brisbane: Tuesday 27 March | Perth: Thursday 5 April
Sydney: Tuesday 10 April | Adelaide: Wednesday 11 April
9:30am - 2:30pm
(Registrations open 9:00am)
Intermediate - Advanced
A workshop for practising Support CoordinatorS
In almost all states and territories, the initial wave of first plan Support Coordination funding has begun to subside. As the rollout progresses, Support Coordinators will increasingly be supporting participants not just to get started with the NDIS but to navigate major life transitions.
This workshop will look at the future of Support Coordination practice, including:
- Highlighting best practice case studies in Assisting Life Stage Transitions
- Succession planning: confronting the question "what will happen when I die?" for parents. Supporting ageing parents who are looking for a sensitive but robust approach to planning for the future
- Investigating housing options: Understanding the process of supporting someone to explore their options and recommend SDA eligibility to the NDIA
- Planning for and managing ill health or death of a key carer
- Analyse the opportunities in transition out of school: supporting people to integrate into meaningful post-school activities, understanding School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)
33 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000
233 Victoria Square
489 Elizabeth St
200 Creek St
Brisbane City 4000
Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion St
Surry Hills 2010
Evie is an all rounder, a content guru, an NDIS nerd and DSC pinch hitter. She holds both a Masters degree in Sustainable Development from HEC Paris and a Media Communications degree from the University of Melbourne. Evie has been at DSC since the start and is the engine room of our content driven marketing success. She is an outstanding writer, presenter and digital service developer.
Early in her career, Evie worked on cutting edge Human Centred Design service development strategies for Procter & Gamble in Kenya and Brazil. Evie is an expert in NDIS detail, working with organisations around Australia at all stages of the NDIS journey. She has been influential in building the sector's understanding of NDIS Support Coordination, and is well known for her unique love of sharks and the NDIS Price Guide.
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 young daughters, Nicky, lives with quadriplegia and has been an NDIS participant since 2015. Sally translates her personal and professional experience into a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for business.
Dr Leighton Jay is a consultant, facilitator, parent and former academic who assists organisations with strategically important projects. He is passionate about developing and implementing personalised and individualised approaches that result in better lives and quality services.
Leighton’s personal experience as the father of a young man with complex disability support needs deeply informs his work. He is a member of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Agency’s Intellectual Disability Reference Group, a qualified Company Director and a University Associate with Curtin University’s School of Occupational Therapy & Social Work. He has spoken at numerous national and international conferences and has worked with service providers and government agencies in Canada.
Jess is expert in supporting participants to navigate the maze that is the NDIS. She practices what she preaches as the founder of Ablelink, an independent provider of support coordination. Jess has extensive hands on experience in the disability sector in both the USA and Australia, has managed supported accommodation and worked with individuals with complex needs. She has taught the Certificate IV in Disability and was recently pivotal in the development of NDIS implementation strategy for one of Australia's largest non profit organisations.
Feedback for DSC's SUPPort coordination Forums
Don't just take our word for it. Over 3,100 people have now attended a DSC NDIS workshop. Here's what previous Support Coordination participants had to say about our training:
SUPPORT COORDINATION Resources
We urge the NDIA to rethink their bizarre decision to remove Peer Workers from the list of professions able to deliver Support Coordination.
Here are 10 of the most important questions and answers from our recent Investigating Housing with Support Coordination webinar.
The NDIA have made a very important change in the functionality of the Participant Portal, writes Sally Coddington.
Sally Coddington explores what could the transfer of Support Coordination to LAC/ECEI partners mean for Participants and the Scheme.
Leighton Jay explores some of the tensions arising from the NDIA’s approach to “conflicts of interest”.
What do you say to participants and their families about how the NDIS can help overcome the housing problem? Luke Bo'sher and Libby Ellis explore four key questions for Support Coordinators, service providers, advocates and families to be looking at with participants.