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.
With so much detail, agendas and posturing relating to the forthcoming Disability Royal Commission, it can be hard to know what’s what. We lay it out for you in inimitable DSC style.
The final Quarterly Report for Year 6 has just dropped, and it is jam-packed with things you will want to know. Sara has picked out the top 6 interesting, funny and enlightening takeaways.
Remember February 2018 when we were promised 7 new NDIS pathways for Participants? Well we can finally give you a comprehensive update on how that promise is tracking- what's changed, and where work has begun.
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.