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.
Australian courts and tribunals have set no shortage of legal precedents when it comes to transports. Sara explores whether Agency policies align with these judgements, or whether they are getting transport all wrong.
The NDIA and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) have been denying people with significant disabilities access to the Scheme because they refused invasive, controversial or expensive medical treatments. Sara explores why this is happening and what it means for the principle of informed medical consent.
Last Friday’s meeting of COAG’s Disability Reform Council has radically redefined the division of responsibility between NDIS and health services. Sara explore which health-related supports the NDIS will now be funding.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has just released a mind-blowing judgement that could fundamentally alter the types of supports funded by the NDIS. Sara explores the implications of this groundbreaking verdict.
Could it be possible that reversing one small policy decision could have the power to radically transform the performance of the NDIS? Sara explores why removing the staffing cap is the practical solution that we can no longer ignore.
The latest quarterly report was just dropped last week. In case you were too busy to read it yourself, Sara has summarised the top 7 takeaways that providers need to know.
The federal budget: boring to read, but very important to the disability sector. Sara summaries what it says about the royal commission, mental health funding, new disability pension reporting requirements and the famous NDIS underspend.
Support Coordination is a job that requires heart, soul, sweat and tears (hopefully of joy). That is why we are pleased to celebrate a group of exceptional Support Coordinators through our 2018 DSC Provider Award.
Late last year, we collect nominations for the 2018 DSC Provider Award for Leadership. We are now pleased to be able to announce the winner...