The 12th Annual National Disability Summit will return this year on the 2-3 December 2021 2021. We will continue the discussion and review the progress and initiatives in supporting people with disability and their families to maximise independence and participation by creating greater choice.
This passionate audience is broken down into NDIS services providers, community care organisations, state & federal government agencies, council organizations nationwide, NDIS representatives, independent carers, aged care facilities, aged care providers and many more in a knowledge sharing environment.
Topics and Discussion Points:
- Independent Assessments
- The review provisions in the NDIS Act – how does this affect me?
- Plan flexibility in a Post-COVID world
- Understanding the changes to early childhood intervention
- Reviewing the ‘impairment tables’ for Disability Support Pension eligibility
- Living with Disability in Australia
- Emergency management & emergency planning
- Exploring alternative options to provide support
- Human Rights
- Diversity & social inclusion for CALD communities
- Preventing and responding to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people with disability
- Navigating the Health System
- Compliance and Safeguarding: are we putting people with disabilities first?
- NDIS appeals process – what this means for you
- Employment: advice, practical support, lasting impact
- Redefining reasonable & necessary / reasonably necessary
- Building a more accessible standard for housing
- Creating accessible and inclusive communities
- International Comparison
The Hon Bill Shorten MP
Shadow Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
Minister for Families and Social Services, Minister for Women’s Safety, Senator for South Australia, Manager, Government Business in the Senate
Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC
Minister for National Disability Insurance Scheme, Minister for Government Services, Senator for Western Australia
Carer and Parent, Managing Director, The Cassidy Crew
Managing Director, Centre for Access
Team Leader – Advocacy and NDIS Appeals, RIAC
A/Prof Michelle Villeneuve
Associate Professor, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney
Executive Officer, Gippsland Disability Advocacy
Founder and Principal Solicitor, Equality Lawyers
Senator Jordon Steele-John
Australian Greens Party
Project Manager, Community Engagement, CFA
Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM LLB
2021 QLD Australian of the Year, Senior Resident in the Emergency Department at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University
Leading Expert in NDIS, La Trobe University
Principal Lawyer, Margalit Lawyers
Professor Alex Collie
School of Public Health, Monash University
Professor Anne Kavanagh
Chair of Disability & Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Founder and Principal, Polaris Lawyers
CEO, Richmond Wellbeing
Dr Rachael Sowden
Member, Disability Council NSW
Acting National Manager, Professional Practice and Development, Occupational Therapy Australia
The Brain Injury Community
Children’s Emergency Clinical Nurse Consultant, Emergency Department, Gold Coast University Hospital
Emma Gierschick OAM
Woman of the Year 2019, Nominee Victorian Woman of Honour 2019 & 2020
General Manager, JobAccess
Robert Fitzgerald AM
NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner
Partnerships Manager - Customer and Communities Division, SGCH
Chief Operating Officer, CIVIC Disability Services
CEO, Health Metrics
Dr Gávi Ansara
Psychotherapist, Clinical Educator, & Clinical Director, Ansara Psychotherapy Clinic & Imanadari Counselling Victoria (Boon Wurrung country, Kulin Nations)
Acting NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner
Acting, Commonwealth Ombudsman
Member, Disability Council NSW
“Attending the National Disability Summit was a great experience. There was a wide variety of speakers and the Informa staff were amazing and accommodating to meeting everybody’s needs.”
Louise Bugeja, Internode
“You need to be there, to learn more.”
Stephen Odusa, CatholiccareNT
“Always a great event for networking with decision makers and key people from disability organisations that are working on innovative projects.”
Danny Hui, Sameview
“Such an interesting 2 days with a great quality and range of speakers. Well organised and great flow of themes.”
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when & where
02 - 03 Dec 2021
8 Whiteman St,
Southbank VIC 3006
Room rates start at $230p/n. Book accommodation via Crown Promenade Melbourne.
Rooms are subject to hotel availability at the time of booking. Guests will require a valid credit card when making the booking to guarantee the reservation. Cancellation policy is: reservation to be cancelled 24hrs prior to arrival to avoid one night cancellation fee.