NDIS Content Development Specialist
BA, Dip VisArts
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.
Yesterday, the Federal government told us that they had listened to community concerns and had a plan to support people with psychosocial disability in the NDIS. But as Sara explores, it is a plan that feels a little too familiar.
Troublingly, estimates show that only 89% of people with disability in Australia will not be eligible for the NDIS. Sara explores how providers can support people will find themselves ineligible but still very much in need of support.
At long last, the new SIL Provider Pack has arrived. Sara explores some of its fresh new features.
NDIS & Insulin: Who Cares? The AAT’s recent ruling that sets a groundbreaking new precedent on NDIS responsibilities are for Participants managing health conditions.
In our second edition of the Rumour Has It series, we delve into everyone’s least favourite policy intersection- Health and NDIS. Sara explores why, if dietary supports are supposed to be considered on an individual basis, so many Planners telling Participants differently.
The NDIS has now officially turned 5 and has marked the occasion with another Quarterly Report. Sara delves into this data-filled snapshot of 5 years of NDIS.
In this series dedicated to examining discrepancies in the Planning process, Sara and Evie explore why so many Participants are being told that Plan Management comes out of their Plans and what can be done about it.
What are your organisation's pictures saying about you and the people you work with? Sara and Evie examine what many providers get wrong when representing the people they support, and how you can avoid making the same mistakes.
There are few words that stir up more stress and emotion in NDIS Providers than ‘Portal.’ That is why we are pleased to announce that some long-awaited changes have finally arrived in Portal world.