NDIS Content Development Specialist
BA, Dip VisArts
Sara has painstakingly developed her reputation within DSC as a champion gif finder and go-to person for animal related content. She began the more professional aspect of her career working in youth organisations and overseeing innovative Cambodian education projects. Sara is an avid writer, and a regular contributor to DSC’s blog and Resource Hub. She prides herself on her research skills and fact-finding ability. Sara has lived experience of disability, having been diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2012.
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.
The latest Quarterly Report has finally landed. Sara picks out the key pieces of information that absolutely every provider needs to know.
The issue of transport, particular who pays for it and by how much, continues to plague both the NDIA and participants. Last month, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal heard another case of a young man appealing for extra funding to aid his transportation.
Earlier this month the Ombudsman released its report into the NDIA’s review processes and spoiler alert: the results aren’t pretty. Sara gives you the lowdown on what the Ombudsman said, and what it means for participants.
South Australia made the small but vital announcement last week to slow down their rollout schedule. Sara discusses how this was the decision they had to make, and why other States should follow their lead.
Did you know entrepreneurship rates in Australia are 50% higher among people with a disability? In this article, Sara profiles three successful small businesses run by a young person with a disability.
Sara explores Most Significant Change, a helpful tool for investigating your organisation’s impact on the lives of the people it supports.