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The division of responsibilities between the NDIS and the Health system is marked by misinformation and inconsistencies. It's an incredibly complex area with lots of hidden possibility. Our Subject Matter Specialists understand this interface better than anyone.
DSC is supporting a range of Australia's most progressive health and allied health practitioners with the very significant growth opportunities emerging in the NDIS.
HEALTH & ALLIED HEALTH
NDIS SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALISTS
DSC's Subject Matter Specialists are sector leaders in their fields.
Lani is a handful of smart, energetic NDIS beans! After spending the first 15 years of her career as a speech pathologist working in disability & health, she opted for a change and in 2006 moved into research and completed a PhD in evidence-based practice. She joined the Market & Sector division of the NDIA soon after its launch in 2013, providing advice about how evidence relates to NDIS legislation and decision-making.
In her free time, Lani works with DSC as a consultant, workshop facilitator, researcher and university lecturer. She is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Health Sciences, Disability and Community Research Group at the University of Sydney.
Lani is a Subject Matter Specialist in Health & Allied Health.
Passionate, persistent and pugnacious. Lee’s a long standing pioneer of the NDIS, having worked at the NDIA between 2013 and 2017 on scheme design, governance, LAC contract management and engagement. Lee has a truckload of experience working across NFPs and government, in the advocacy, compensation, health, justice and disability areas.
Lee has unique knowledge of the grey areas at the intersection of the NDIS and justice systems with unique insight into catastrophic injury, ABI, evaluation of capacity for decision making in disability, litigation, and guardianship. Lee has lived experience of disability, including support of family members with psychosocial disability.
Kylie completed her PhD in 2007, is an NDIS brainiac and is doubly brainiac-y on all things NDIS mental health. She has over 15 years experience working in the mental health, disability and aged care sectors. She has extensive experience designing, implementing and evaluating mental health programs. Through her experience as a carer of her brother-in-law, Kylie has also developed a passion for assisting organisations to develop Specialist Disability Accommodation.
In the course of her work and studies, Kylie has developed advanced skills in the management and development of staff, program design and establishment, stakeholder and consumer engagement, and budget management.
INSIGHT IN ACTION
The NDIA relies on the advice of allied health professionals to determine if people are eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation and the extent of their funding. This guide developed by the Summer Foundation supports practitioners with the information, resources and templates they need to conduct a housing assessment.
The time between getting accepted into the NDIS and receiving your first plan can feel like forever. This handy tip sheets examines supports available for participants whilst they wait.
Reports written by health and allied health professionals have a lot of power in the NDIS, but often the people writing them are not disability natives. This handy toolkit supports practitioners to get the best outcome for participants.
The division of responsibilities between the NDIS and the Health system is marked by misinformation and inconsistencies. In this article, Kylie highlights three key problem areas that have the potential to undermine cooperation in service provision.
The Victorian State Government has developed an interim practice advice to support Victorian Health and Aged Care services in preparedness for and throughout transition to the NDIS. This is a great resource for organisations and professionals in these spaces to understand the NDIS and its interface with Health & Aged Care.
Psychosocial disability is the term used to describe the disabilities that are associated with mental health conditions in the NDIS. This position statement by the National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum (NMHCCF) is a great resource to begin understanding the definition and experience of psychosocial disability
What we do
DSC is where NDIS expertise lives. Check out the links below to find out more about our specialist NDIS work.