This is a critical time for the NDIS and for every person it impacts. The NDIS is doubling the national investment in disability support and as it expands to additional sites, the industry needs to establish how it’s working in its current sites, with a keen focus on all the key players in the system; consumers, carers, service providers, government bodies and key associations. The 8th Annual National Disability Summit will review the progress and initiatives in supporting people with disabilities and their families to maximise independence and social and economic participation by creating greater choice.
- Evaluating the impact of the NDIS
- Complaint pathways for the NDIS
- NDIS – Be ready for uncertainty
- Organisational transition for NDIS
- Paediatric health services getting NDIS ready
- Participant experiences of autonomy, choice & control in the NDIS
- Supporting people with intellectual disability to participate on decision making
- Social inclusion through the NDIS & an innovative volunteering project
- Parents as advocates for children with disabilities – What does this mean under the NDIS?
- Panel discussion – Navigating the disability & mental health systems
- Quality – Who decides & from whose perspective?
- NZ Perspective – A New Approach to Disability Supports (ACC)
- NDIS needs a model of disability practice & positive behaviour support can provide it
- Working with key stakeholders to establish FASD as a recognised disability & claimable with the NDIS
- Issues surrounding women with disability & violence
Missed the last Disability Summit?
View presentations from the 7th Annual National Disability Summit:
WORKSHOPS | WEDNESDAY 10 MAY 2017
WORKSHOP A | 9:00am – 12:30pm
Nothing for me, without me – Shared Decisions in complex spaces, making the credo a reality
This workshop will tackle the complex topic of share decision making with a focus on when the decisions involve clinical risk.
People with disability should be at the centre of all decisions about what they want or need in their life. This ability to exercise choice is a basic human right. When exercising this right however, it can be much harder for people with disability to have their decisions supported well. The balance of duty of care and dignity of risk can be a difficult space for people with disability and allied health to navigate together.
The workshop will cover:
- Policy and framework underpinning decision making around risk
- People’s experiences- case examples of shared decision making
- Tools and processes to facilitate shared decision making
- Guided workshop- case studies that will allow you to explore how the tools are used in practice
- Reflection and discussion around applying shared decision making in practice (Considerations for sole practitioners; NDIS; practice change)
Each participant will be provided with a copy of the tools following this workshop.
Jennifer Morgan, Director of Health and Wellbeing Yooralla;
Cathy Willmot, Senior Clinician Speech Pathologist Yooralla;
Jessica Kuek, Physiotherapist Yooralla;
Jennifer Morgan, BA Psy(Hons), MForMentH, Assoc MAPS is a registered psychologist and currently Director of Health and Wellbeing at Yooralla. Jennifer’s career to date spans 14 years in the disability sector working in the UK and Australia. She has worked in a variety of roles for private, public and not for profit organisations including managing residential and community based services and as a senior clinical leader in both the Queensland and Victorian government. She is currently responsible for providing practice leadership and promotion of evidence informed and contemporary services that respect, protect and fulfil the rights of people with disabilities consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2006. Through her time with Yooralla she had consistently led reforms to champion a human rights approach to supporting people with disability, these have resulted in the improvements in the quality of clinical and organisational support, evidence informed practices and the elimination of the routine use of restrictive interventions such as routine physical restraint and seclusion. She has served as a reference group member to the Australian Psychological Society in order to provide information and advice regarding industrial, organisational and professional matters affecting Public Sector and Non-Government Organisation psychologists. She is also a psychology supervisor for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority. Her current clinical interests include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Forensic Mental Health, Forensic Disability, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology.
Cathy Willmot, BSpeechPathology (Hons), MHealthSc (DD), is a senior clinician who has specialised in the area of supporting complex decisions around the management of swallowing disorders for over 17 years. Cathy has held roles in both government and non-government organisations since graduating, working as a speech pathologist and senior project officer. In these roles, Cathy has continued to advocate for the development and refinement of organisational practices to facilitate individual choice as part of the assessment and intervention process. Cathy currently works with Yooralla, holding a position in the Quality, Innovation and Safeguards team, where she supports adults with disability who have complex swallowing and communication needs. As a senior clinician, Cathy has continued her work around developing information in accessible formats to facilitate participation of all stakeholders in the clinical decision making process. In her current role, Cathy also leads the practice of other speech pathologists within her team.
Jess Kuek, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Graduate Diploma of Education, is a physiotherapist who has worked with children and adults with disabilities for the past 8 years. Jess has worked in community, school, hospital settings across Victoria and New South Wales in Government and Non-Government Organisations. She has had senior physiotherapy roles and has held teaching positions at Charles Sturt University. Jess currently works with Yooralla, holding a position in the Quality, Innovation and Safeguards team, where she supports adults with disability through transdisciplinary therapy input around complex physical, functional and participation goals. Jess is passionate around supporting people with disabilities and their families to be empowered to make informed choices and direct services to better meet their needs. Jess has worked as senior therapist within teams to shift policy and practice towards person centred practice and achieving meaningful and important goals for each individual even if these involve levels of risk.
WORKSHOP B | 1:30pm – 5:00pm (including 30 minute afternoon tea)
Marketing Yourself into the NDIS Future
Be tactical, consistent and active.
An industry savvy, interactive presentation delivered by members of the Professional Practice Academy Team, Dr Jodie Goldney, and Ms Jackie O’Connor.
The Professional Practice Academy (PPA) is Australia’s largest industry led professional organisation for the community services sector in Australia and beyond.
Bring your real-life marketing and social media concerns, and have our team work with you on-the-spot to create social media storyboards, write blogs, and create marketing frameworks for your organisation in the new world. Limited to 18 places.
- The workshop begins with a brief overview of social media platforms, addressing how your business can best interact with and leverage those.
- We also touch on email marketing, and explore how you can enhance engagement with your audience.
- From here, we will move to providing an overview template of our unique social-media strategy and process.
- Using an interactive approach, we will then work with individuals and small groups to massage your key messages into this logic.
- Our methodology facilitates a regular, and agile social media push-out across all media platforms. It also moves away from rigid strategies which are inadequate to the needs of a rapidly changing environ, or assume that every platform suits every business.
Very popular with our client group, and due to its interactive nature, this workshop is sure to fill-up fast. Book your workshop now to avoid disappointment.
Limited to 18 places.
Coordinator, Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support, Victoria, and PhD Candidate, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
Acting Deputy Ombudsman, Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
Director, NGO Program Management and Reform, Service System and Program Reform Directorate, Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Executive Manager Operations, Richmond Wellbeing (RW)
Head of Independence Division, Transport Accident Commission, Victoria
Chief Innovation Officer, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation
NDIS Project Manager, Queensland Statewide Child & Youth Clinical Network, Children’s Health Queensland
PhD Candidate, University of Southern Queensland
Carer Consultant, Wellways Australia
Carer & Consultant
Director, Health & Wellbeing Therapy Team, Yooralla
Professor Kostas Mavromaras
Director, National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University
Managing Director, My Place Foundation
Business Manager, Serious Injury, Accident Compensation Corporation ACC, NZ
Programme Manager Disability Support Services, Accident Compensation Corporation ACC, NZ
Executive Director – Education, National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (NOFASD) Australia
Founder and Principal, Polaris Lawyers
Professor Christine Bigby
Director, Living with Disability Research Centre
CEO, ACL Disability Services & Gig Buddies Sydney
Social Media Coordinator, ACL Disability Services & Gig Buddies Sydney
Director, Blur Projects
B Soc Wk Hons