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.
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.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) recently took the extraordinary step of publicly reprimanding the NDIA and calling for ministerial intervention. Sara explores how it came to this, and why being forced to appeal is detrimental to Participants.
Shadow Minister for Families and Social Affairs and one of the key NDIS architects, Jenny Macklin has announced her resignation from politics.
For people with complex behaviour support needs, being let down by the NDIS can have the most devastating consequences. Sara explores how design flaws in the Scheme are failing some of the people most dependent on it.